Large scale excavationist portraits from Portuguese Street Artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils. He’s a London and Lisbon based Artist who’s process includes engraving with acid, bleach, chisels, hammers and drills in order to sculpt his graphic pieces into walls.
“With my work, I try to delve into the several layers that compose the edifice of history, to take the shadows cast by this model of uniform development to try and understand what lies behind it.”
“In this act of excavating, it’s the process itself which is expressive, more than the final result. It’s a process of trying to reflect upon our own layers.”
Vhils work will be included in the group show ‘Paris Forever’ 100th exhibition of Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris from the 10th December to 14th January 2012.