Alexandre Farto aka “Vhils” is a street artist and illustrator working in large scale portraiture by scratching away crumbling bits of plaster and brick from the faces of buildings. Vhils’ images are both ethereal and lovely, taking vandalism to the point of edification.

The Portuguese-born artist and prodigy rose to prominence during the Cans Festival in London, 2008 when one of his portraits appeared alongside a Banksy. Since then, he’s been showing at Lazarides.