Sorry everyone, i haven’t been on for awhile since i had my midterms to battle with, but today the posting will begin once again. I discovered VHILS today while i was looking through some video archives, found this shocking video of Farto (his actual name) nuking walls with a small detonated charge in order to peel the surface to give a natural stenciled effect.
It was this unique way of carving faces that brought him prominence, after he did a dynamite (quite literally) picture alongside the recognized street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival. A photograph of Farto creating his work appeared on the front page of The Times. Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s agent later gave Farto a space to flaunt his work. A number of his pieces were featured in Outsiders, a collection of street art published by Centuary in 2008.
This ticking time bomb of artistic talent graduated from the University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins in 2007 and now is currently residing between London and Lisboa. If you’re interested in his works check out his website! Ah, and if your wondering, the song is M.I.R.I.A by Orelha Negra.