Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Vhils who chips and carves portraits into the façade of buildings is currently creating work along with many other artists for the Komafest Festival in Vardø, Norway. The artist produced two portraits of local fisherman, one on an old wooden house and the other on stucco built building.
Street Art // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Creating incredible imagery from old, dusted, and dilapidated walls by chipping away at the surface, Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, has literally carved out his own medium. The artist recently completed this new piece in two days somewhere in Northern Spain.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Lisbon-based, London-residing artist, Vhils, newest solo exhibition entitled “Entropy” opened last weekend at Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris. Expanding his practice, his new body of work explores portraits in a variety of techniques such as carved Styrofoam and wood, acid etched metal, laser cut posters, and ink and bleach on paper.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lisbon-based, London-residing artist, Vhils, newest solo exhibition entitled “Entropy” opened last weekend at Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris. The artist is most recognized for his walls that are chiseled and layered portraits resembling excavated artifact. Expanding his practice, his new body of work explores portraits in a variety of techniques such as carved Styrofoam and wood, acid etched metal, laser cut posters, and ink and bleach on paper.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Our good friends at Nuart, whom we featured in our May 2012 Public Art issue, and who hold down a few great public art and music festivals in Stavanger, Norway each year, just opend a permanent gallery space, Reed Projects, and their inaugural show, The Rejects, in Stavanger this past weekend. They kicked off the new space with a group show that encapsulates a bunch of the artists who have created murals in and around Stavanger each year.
Street Art // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Last week, Vhils created a portrait in Lisbon using his unique technique of chipping away at the surface and this week he has taken to another wall in Aveiro to create the following piece.
Street Art // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Using a slow archaic method of chipping away at surfaces street artist, Vhils, creates striking portraits with meticulous detail only subtle chips can create. This newest work of his is located in Lisbon, Portugal.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
Last week, we were down in Mexico City as both a sponsor and participant in the All City Canvas urban art festival. Today we have photos of some of the finished murals and how they look in their surrounding environments, including works by El Mac, Escif, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Roa, Interesni Kazki, and Vhils.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We were spread out this past weekend, part of us in Los Angeles, part in New York City for Frieze, and part in Mexico City, where Juxtapoz was a sponsor and lecturer at the All City Canvas Festival. We have gone over the roster, even posted about Escif's memorable mural, but a line-up of Roa, Aryz, Saner, El Mac, Herakut, Sego, Escif, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, and others is not to be missed. Here are some things we saw over the weekend...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
We have our Mexico City colleagues on the scene at the huge Public Art festival, All City Canvas, where an all-world roster of artists (Roa, Escif, Saner, Herakut, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, El Mac, Aryz, and Sego) are painting huge walls around the Mexican capital. After the first few days, some massively good works are being produced. Check out some of the progress shots we were able to capture.