Alexandre Farto / Vhils

“I was always drawing as a child, and around the age of 10 I became fascinated with all the graffiti I saw in the streets on my way to school"

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils destroys to create. His artwork is a trademark to him alone, with the artist using industrial methods and processes such as explosions to create his portraits. There is no limit to his medium with Vhils creating on any canvas, including carvings out of wooden doors… 

"Graffiti was my first art school, it taught me a lot and gave me skills I'm still using today in my work. So, having started out as a graffiti writer it was easier to become an artist than an astronaut, which was my lifetime ambition”
Originals

Featured Pieces

Vhils has always been unique to the art world, with his instantly recognisable pieces. As a gallery Lazinc are incredibly proud to have him on our roster. Here's a look at some of his work... 

Diorama Series #05

2012

Styrofoam cut with hot-wire, assembled and glued by hand

190 × 160 × 28 cm

Rust

2016

Acid-etched metal plates, cut and assembled

Dimensions variable

Vestige Series #01

2014

Hand-carved and laser-cut advertising posters, cut and assembled

203 × 223 cm

Ataxia Series #03

2012

Old wooden doors, hand-carved, cut and assembled

223 × 193 cm

Photo credit: Filipe Rebelo

Untwined Series #03

 2016

Acid-etched metal plates, cut and assembled

140 × 422 cm

Exhibitions

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils Dissonance

Dissonance explores notions of increased saturation and dilution of personal identities, with the artist reflecting on the various factors in the modern world that cause this. The multi-media show showcases the relationship between a city and those who inhabit it…

Dissonance explores notions of increased saturation and dilution of personal identities, with the artist reflecting on the various factors in the modern world that cause this. The multi-media show showcases the relationship between a city and those who inhabit it…

27 March - 23 April 2015

See also

Vhils' Website

Why not check out the artist's official website for more news on what they are up to? Or you can scroll across to view videos, press articles, related exhibitions and more...

5 Things You Need to Know About Festival Iminente

Curated by Vhils, this festival is bound to turn some heads, the line-up is bursting with creativity and fresh faces, all of which have gathered to create a sense of European community in London...
18 July 2017

Vhils: Debris in Hong Kong

From the moment that Vhils invited me to make a film around his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, we both agreed that we wanted to give it a dimension and depth that would go beyond a mere "making of" about the show.
Nowness, 29 Mar 2016

HOCA present Debris, a solo exhibition by Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils

Beginning 12th March 2016, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation [HOCA] will present Debris, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong...
9 March 2016

Group show Still Here, A Decade Of Lazarides

In February 2016, Lazarides will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition from the gallery's most celebrated and pioneering...
12 February - 24 March 2016

Lazarides London Opens Landmark Alexandre Farto/Vhils Show

A multidisciplinary exhibition of work by renowned Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils has opened at Lazarides Rathbone
Blouin artinfo, 7 Apr 2015

Alexandre Farto aka Vhils Dissonance

Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a new multidisciplinary exhibition by Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils. Dissonance presents a...
27 March - 23 April 2015

Inspiration Interview: Vhils

Portuguese street artist Vhils has one of the most recognisable styles in the world.
Le Cool, 26 Mar 2015

Group show The Minotaur

We are delighted to announce our return to The Old Vic Tunnels this year from 10th until 25th October. Countering...
11 - 25 October 2011

Group show Hell's Half Acre

Launching the 12th October, Lazarides in collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels invites you to our newest off-site exhibition, Hell's...
12 - 17 October 2010

Group show Grow Up

We are delighted to open our new gallery on Rathbone Place with Grow Up. The first exhibition will be the...
15 May - 25 June 2009
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