Vhils

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Vhils (born 1987) is the tag name of Portuguese graffiti/street artist Alexandre Farto.

Life[edit]

Alexandre Farto was born in Portugal in 1987.[1] He studied at the University of the Arts in London, Central Saint Martins and Byam Shaw Fine Art Skills and Practices. Vhils lives and works in London and Lisbon. He gained prominence when his work of a face carved into a wall appeared alongside a picture by street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008.[citation needed] A photograph of him creating the work appeared on the front page of The Times.

He was later given space to show his work by Banksy's agent, Steve Lazarides. Several of his works were published in 2008.[2] He is also shown by Vera Cortes and the Magda Danysz Gallery.

During Fremantle's 2013 Fremantle Street Arts Festival, the Norfolk Hotel was decorated with an original image of the first Australian female senator. The image of Dame Dorothy Tangney DBE was created by Vhils and his assistants.[3]

Solo shows[edit]

2012
  • Entropy, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
  • Vera Cortes, Lisbon
  • Visceral, MD Gallery, Shanghai
2009
  • Scratching the surface, Lazarides, London
2008
  • Even if you win the rat race

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Street artisy Vhils carves wall structures". KhaleeJesque.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Steve Lazarides (27 October 2008). "Inside the world of the Outsiders art movement". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Vhils New Mural In Fremantle, Australia, Street Art News, 3 March 2013, accessed 15 August 2013

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