Street Art // Friday, June 05, 2015
We are all products of the chaos that surrounds us,” says Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto – aka Vhils – in André Santos’s film, which documents the indigenous village of Araçaí, Brazil, where 90 Guaraní people were moved by the government at the turn of this century, displacing them from their ancestral lands. Immortalizing these forgotten people, Farto carves their portraits onto buildings and the doors of their homes – mixing indigenous and new techniques – giving them the voice and dignity they have been denied.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a new multidisciplinary exhibition by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils. Dissonance presents a powerful response to contemporary culture and rapid urban regeneration, featuring reoccurring figurative compositions comprised of wood, billboard, metal and Styrofoam dioramas. Go get 'em Vhils!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Our friend VHILS just opened his first museum show, a substantial body of work, at the EDP Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal... and we have some great shots of the full installation. VHILS has been doing fantastic works in both gallieries and in the streets for years, and has been one of the most innovative street artists working in Europe. The exhibition was curated by João Pinharanda.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A great show that Vhils just told us about at his gallery, Underdogs, in Lisbon, Portugal. AKACorleone just opened a new body of work, "Find Yourself In Chaos," featuring a series of mixed-media, multi-dimensional paintings, sculptures and installations covering the gallery. AKACorleone is a Portuguese illustrator/graphic designer/visual artist who started out as a graffiti writer in the Lisbon underworld... the show is open through March 15, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 29, 2013
The Underdogs platform has the pleasure of announcing its year-end group show that will take place both at the Underdogs Gallery and the city of Lisbon itself, featuring exclusive and original work by some of the world's leading contemporary urban artists who worked with the platform during 2013: Interesni Kazki (Ukraine), Cyrcle (USA), ±MAISMENOS± (Portugal), Pixelpancho (Italy), and How and Nosm (USA).
Street Art // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past 3 years, we have been invited to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the NuArt Festival, where an international roster of street and public artists convene on the west coast of the country to create a yearly project that combines art, city planning, and good old-fashioned street intervention. This year, the roster included David Choe, Vhils, Faith47, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, DALeast, and many more, and today, the good people behind NuArt released a video recap of this year's festival...
Street Art // Saturday, October 05, 2013
Vhils is in a league of his own, creating unique public work by chiseling and scraping at the sides of walls. Predominately creating portraits, his newest piece is in Tudela, Spain was referenced from a 10-year-old photograph found in a local archive.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Here is a final look at some of the street works, murals, and beer tunnel installations that help complete the story of Nuart 2013 and our week in Stavanger, Norway. Aiko, David Choe, ROA, Faith47, and Vhils all had standout pieces, but we loved seeing the works and meeting DALeast, Martin Whatson, Strok, Dot Dot Dot, Ernest Zacharevic, and all the artists who put work up all week...
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 07, 2013
As we showed you yesterday, we have been in Stavanger, Norway this week for the Nuart Festival, and as you probably know by now, each year the artists complete murals and street pieces around the town. Here is a look at the first series of street pieces, from David Choe, Martin Whatson, Vhils, ROA, Strok, Hush, and Ernest Zacharevic. More to come...