View VHILS’s 150 artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available prints and multiples, paintings, and sculpture for sale and learn about the artist. Vhils, the pseudonym of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, has become synonymous with his signature approach to street portraiture. He has been consistently productive since 1999 and his ability to graphically extrapolate his ideas into a metropolitan contextual space is unique. He was particularly inspired by the way city walls absorb the social and historical changes that take place around them. Working both outdoors and indoors, his large-scale, detailed images are achieved by scratching, drilling, and using bleach … With a stunning graffiti face, engraved into a London enclosure, next to a a piece by British artist Banksy, Alexandre Farto, also known as Vhils, came to the forefront of the street art world. Vhils grew up in Seixal, an industrialised suburb across the river from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and was deeply influenced by the transformations brought on by the intensive urban development the country underwent in the 1980s and 1990s.