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Vhils

Portugal Born in: 1987 Bestsellers Emerging artists

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto (1987) has been interacting visually with the urban environment under the name of Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s.

His groundbreaking carving technique – which forms the basis of the Scratching the Surface series and was first presented to the public at the VSP group show in Lisbon in 2007 and at the Cans Festival in London in 2008 –, has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the street in the last decade.

This striking form of visual poetry, showcased around the world in both indoor and outdoor settings, has been described as brutal and complex, yet imbued with a simplicity that speaks to the core of human emotions, expressing the struggle between the aspirations of the individual and the demanding, saturated environment of the urban spaces he lives in, highlighting and exposing the sombre dimension that lies behind the current model of development and the material aspirations it encompasses – unsustainable, yet inebriating.

Vhils grew up in Seixal, an industrialised suburb across the river from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and was particularly influenced by the transformations brought on by the intensive urban development the country underwent in the 1980s and 1990s.

An avid experimentalist, he has been developing his notion of the aesthetics of vandalism in a plurality of media – from stencil painting to wall carving, from pyrotechnic explosions to 3D modelling – which have enabled him to expand the boundaries of visual expression.

His unique approach and artwork have been garnering critical acclaim around the world.

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Our recommendations Vhils, Mist, Print

Vhils

Mist, 2021
42 x 29.7 cm
Print

$1,141

Our recommendations Vhils, Crack Series #05, Sculpture

Vhils

Crack Series #05, 2020
100 x 70 x 0.5 cm
Sculpture

$25,274

Vhils, Oxymoron, Print

Vhils

Oxymoron, 2020
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,270

Vhils, Glance, Print

Vhils

Glance, 2021
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,968

Vhils, Relic, Print

Vhils

Relic, 2020
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,201

Vhils, Triumph (with PichiAvo), Print

Vhils

Triumph (with PichiAvo), 2020
100 x 70 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,318

Vhils, Dusk, Print

Vhils

Dusk, 2020
70 x 50 cm
Print

$2,306 $1,845

Vhils, Bleach, Print

Vhils

Bleach, 2017
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,852

Vhils, Triumph, Print

Vhils

Triumph, 2020
100 x 70 cm
Print

$2,912

Vhils, Nebulous, Print

Vhils

Nebulous, 2019
70 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Print

$1,514

Vhils, Débris, Print

Vhils

Débris, 2017
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$2,096

Our recommendations Vhils, Taciturn, Print

Vhils

Taciturn, 2018
69.2 x 48.9 cm
Print

$2,450

Vhils, Diffusion, Print

Vhils

Diffusion, 2019
70 x 50 cm
Print

$1,514

Vhils, Glance (First Edition), Print

Vhils

Glance (First Edition), 2021
70 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Print

$2,096

Vhils, Subsume 1 by Vhils / Artist Proof, Print

Vhils

Subsume 1 by Vhils / Artist Proof, 2019
70 x 50 cm
Print

$2,912

Vhils, Skull / Morphed, Print

Vhils

Skull / Morphed, 2012
120 x 80 x 0.1 cm
Print

$3,378

Our recommendations Vhils, Oxymoron, Print

Vhils

Oxymoron, 2020
70 x 50 cm
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Vhils, Predominate, Print

Vhils

Predominate, 2018
50 x 70 cm
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Vhils, Intangible, Print

Vhils

Intangible, 2018
70 x 50 cm
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Vhils, Core, Print

Vhils

Core, 2020
50 x 70 x 0.1 cm
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Vhils, Intangible, Print

Vhils

Intangible, 2018
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
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Vhils, Peroxide, Print

Vhils

Peroxide, 2019
50 x 100 x 0.1 cm
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Vhils, Scratching the surface, Print

Vhils

Scratching the surface, 2014
90 x 60 cm
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Vhils, Oxymoron, Print

Vhils

Oxymoron, 2020
70 x 50 x 1 cm
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Vhils, Amorphous, Print

Vhils

Amorphous, 2019
70 x 50 x 1 cm
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Our recommendations Vhils, Subsume 2, Print

Vhils

Subsume 2, 2019
70 x 50 cm
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Vhils, Relic, Print

Vhils

Relic, 2020
70 x 50 cm
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Vhils, Subsume 1, Print

Vhils

Subsume 1, 2019
70 x 50 cm
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Vhils, Predominate, Print

Vhils

Predominate, 2018
50 x 70 cm
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Vhils, Core, Print

Vhils

Core, 2020
50 x 70 x 0.2 cm
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Vhils, Blight Series #5, Painting

Vhils

Blight Series #5, 2019
150 x 100 cm
Painting

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Vhils, Fathomage Series #3, Painting

Vhils

Fathomage Series #3, 2019
182 x 124 cm
Painting

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Vhils, Decrease 04, Sculpture

Vhils

Decrease 04, 2014
196 x 120 x 2 cm
Sculpture

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TUBE Galerie

100
From December 10, 2021 To January 15, 2022

Limited edition

TUBE Galerie

Limited edition
From October 29, 2021 To November 30, 2021

Black & White

TUBE Galerie

Black & White
From September 24, 2021 To October 9, 2021

Behind the Curtain

End To End Gallery

Behind the Curtain
From July 15, 2021 To August 18, 2021

E2E

End To End Gallery

E2E
From June 17, 2021 To July 18, 2021

Good Bye 2020

Ground Effect

Good Bye 2020
From December 10, 2020 To January 10, 2021

Renaissance - Vhils, Bezt, Gonzalo Borondo

MAGMA gallery

Renaissance - Vhils, Bezt, Gonzalo Borondo
From October 3, 2020 To November 28, 2020

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