Portugal

Vhils is the pseudonym of a Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, one of the most skilled and talented young artists on the urban art scene today. This internationally acclaimed innovator creates technically skilled portraits on streets around the world — however, instead of only adding paint or other common street art materials onto surfaces, Vhils also carves, drills, scratches, rips and blasts his images out of architectural walls. Although he became famous thanks to these fascinating chiseled facade portraits[1], Alexandre Farto has been interacting visually with the urban environments since his days as a graffiti writer in the early 2000s.