Alexandre Farto a.k.a. Vhils è un artista portoghese che vive e lavora a Londra, autore di diverse opere di street art create su pannelli pubblicitari strappati e muri scrostati con scalpelli, martelli e acidi come pennelli.Attraverso i suoi lavori, gli spazi e gli elementi urbani prendono o, meglio, rivelano nuova vita. Interessanti, in particolare, i volti della serie Walls.
“I try focusing on the act of destruction to create; this is a notion I first came across in Graffiti, and it has been very influential in my work. I believe we are all formed of different sets of layers: personal, social, cultural, historical and so on. Our social system is the product of this same process of layers, and I believe that by removing and exposing some of these layers, in fact by destroying them, we might be able to reach something purer, something of what we used to be and have forgotten all about. This is obviously in a symbolical sense. So I like to see it as a kind of archaeological work of dissecting the layers of history and time and exposing something which lies beneath all the noise, the clutter, the dirt, searching for an essence which has been lost somewhere along the way.”