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Impressive destructive art by Vhils

Inspiration, Web Design | Jun 24, 2011

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, also known as “Vhils” is an incredible sculptor and graffiti artist who is challenging assumptions by creating artwork using destructive methods.

He started out as a graffiti artist but got tired of illegally touching up walls. So, he turned his attention to billboards, painting them all white and then putting his own artwork on top, usually as a critique of consumerism and advertising.

During one of his “interventions,” he found that walls, metals and other hard material could be used to equally interesting effect.

The awesome videos below demonstrate part of his working process, including a video clip that he did in partnership with the Portuguese band Orelha Negra, with slow-motion scenes of his exploding artwork.

If you know of any other artists who do interesting work like this, please comment below…


Compiled by Marcos Torres. He is a Brazilian illustrator and art director who works for a marketing agency and for Abduzeedo as a tutorial designer. You can see more of his work by accessing his website or by following him on Twitter.

Do you know of other artists who have similar processes or artwork? Please share!

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  • Su Hall

    That’s cool!  Kind of adds another dimension to ‘negative space’, eh?  LOL  Thanks for sharing this!

  • soroush

    wow!!!

  • http://twitter.com/simple13design Eric Cleek

    Absolutely beautiful.  I especially love the ‘reality’ one.  Almost makes me want to do this to my apartment wall.  Do you think that would cost me my deposit?

  • http://www.snogglenews.com/ Snoggle News

    wow I know I couldn’t do this stuff. well done.

  • http://www.pixelpixelpixel.com casey spitnale

    Super epic. It’s like texture art!