B. 1987, Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal and Hong Kong
Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils has developed a unique visual language based on the removal of surface layers of walls and other media with non-conventional tools and techniques, establishing symbolic reflections on identity, interdependence between people and the surrounding environment, life in contemporary urban societies, as well as the impact of development, the passage of time, and material transformation. Vhils works in a plurality of media, from stencil painting to metal etching, pyrotechnic explosions and video to sculptural installations.