Street Art // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
In conjunction with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program,Vhils just wrapped up a new wall in The City of Brotherly Love. The artists approach to this particular wall is uniquely different than your typical mural. Vhils first wheatpasted historic photographs from Philadelphia then covered them with a layer of white paper and finished by cutting away to reveal a portion of the collaged photographs. It looks great from the photos and probably better in person. You can see it at Drury Street between 13th and Juniper streets in Philadelphia.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This past Friday in Oaxaca, Mexico, the exhibition "Made in Oaxaca" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca opened, featuring a line-up of international street and mural artists. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the display showed twelve site-specific works from twelve different artists, from Saner, MOMO, Retna, Nunca, Dr Lakra and others.
Street Art // Friday, March 22, 2013
Australian union and environmental activist, Jack Mundey, is the subject of Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, most recent piece created in Sydney, Australia. The Portugese artist is in Sydney for his first Australian exhibition “Dissolve” being held at Skalitzers Contemporary Art.
Street Art // Monday, February 04, 2013
We are confused as to why Coca-Cola and Pepsi are peeking out from this portrait by Portuguese artist, Alexandre "Vhils" Farto, but ether way it’s a beautiful piece. The artist and his crew use a unique method of chipping and scrapping away at the exterior of weathered walls to create one-of-a-kind portraits. This newest piece is located in an unknown location in Paris, France.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 10, 2012
One of our favorite contemporary artists, Vhils, just opened a new exhibition, Devoid, at Lazarides' Rathbone space in London. The work focuses on the "individual in relation to the overpowering force of urban environments. Working with the city as the prime material, Vhils has used what the urban environment offers in its most derelict spaces as both a location and as a source for materials from wood scraps to rusty metal, discarded billboards and other debris produced by its inhabitants."
Street Art // Friday, October 26, 2012
Creating stunning imagery from old, dusted, and dilapidated walls by chipping away at the surface, Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, continues to carve out his own medium in the streets. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has been the artist’s recent canvas where he created two new pieces from the local weathered buildings exterior.
Street Art // Monday, October 22, 2012
Creating stunning imagery from old, dusted, and dilapidated walls by chipping away at the surface, Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, continues to carve out his own medium in the streets. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has been the artist’s recent canvas where he created new pieces from the local weathered buildings exterior.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The Juxtapoz staff was unable to join the festivities at FAME Festival this year, but we had Jux friend Henrik Haven checking out the new murals in Grottaglie, Italy last week. Conor Harrington, Lucy McLauchlan, Ericailcane, Vhils, Boris Hoppek, Cyop e Kaf, and many others added to the town this year, with some of the strongest edition yet of FAME.
Street Art // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Participating in the Festival Images located in Vivey, Switzerland, Vhils, recreated an iconic portrait of Che Guevara taken by photographer René Burri in the 1960’s.
Street Art // Monday, August 06, 2012
Participating in the Walk & Talk Festival in Portugal, Vhils chipped away at this three-story high abandoned tower, creating a fantastic portrait of a woman. The festival features many of our favorite artists working in the street including Mark Jenkins, Liqen, and Remed, all who have had features in our printed magazine.