While street artist Vhils typically ventures outside to create his works, a series of his experimential studio pieces are currently on display in a solo show at Paris' Galerie Magda Danysz.
Vhils: Entropie presents the impressive visual quality and original processes employed by Portugese artist Vhils, aka Alexandre Farto. He has developed his unique visual cipher working with experimental techniques that have no predecessors; his artistic work is based on the concept of vandalism as creation through destruction.
His massive portraits - widespread all over the world - are executed directly on walls by subtraction of layers. Using stencils, he creates a sort of 'negative' image, by means of abrasive materials, chiselling and carving. He literally excavates the walls with hammers, chisels and pneumatic drills and the final portrait emerges out of this destructive process.
Vhils: Entropie runs until 28 July at Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris.
Images courtesy Galerie Magda Danysz. Outdoor photos by Stephane Bisseuil.
Galerie Magda Danysz
78 Rue Amelot