2014

Vhils and Urban Forms Foundation

Urban Forms Gallery

Creation of mural in Lodz
Vhils 3, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Vhils Alexandro Farto was born in 1987 in Portugal.  He studied at at the University of the Arts in London, Central Saint Martins, and Byam Shaw Fine Art Skills and Practices.
Vhils 2, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
 Currently he lives and works in London and Lisbon
Vhils 09, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Most popular works of his are relief portraits.
Vhils 6, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
He works with ordinary people  photographs taken by himself or his team.
Vhils 4, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
He can be characterised by using a minimal amount of paint in his works (just for creating the outline).
Vhils 9, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Vhils 1, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
 He replaced paint with pneumatic drills chisels and heavy equipment which he uses to carve people’s images in the walls. But also he experiments with bleach and etching acid which he puts on the walls. His technique and tools evolves as his work progresses
Vhils 5, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
His carer accelerated when Banksy created his work next to Vhils’ work during Cans Festival in London in 2008, later he gained additional space to create his works.
Vhils 01, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Vhils 8, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Vhils 01, Vhils, 2014, From the collection of: Urban Forms Gallery
Credits: Story

Director — Teresa Latuszewska Syrda
Photos — Marek Szymanski
Office manager — Jadzia Krakowiecka
Gallery  — Justyna Bienias

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