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As a Tribute, Vhils Carves Ten Masked Healthcare Workers into a Hospital Wall in Porto

June 25, 2020

Grace Ebert

…To honor essential workers, Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, who goes by Vhils (previously), recently completed an expansive public artwork at the São João University Hospital Centre in Porto. Vhils chiseled 10 masked figures into an outdoor wall at the facility, creating a permanent homage to nurses, doctors, cleaning staff, maintenance workers, and kitchen employees. “It is a commendation of the courage, dedication, and selflessness with which…

 

 



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Splash and Burn: An Artist-Led Initiative Raising Awareness About the Negative Effects of Palm Oil Production in South Asia

May 4, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

…her works throughout Sumatra. Pieces include an orangutan mural painted by VHILS, Isaac Cordal’s miniature hazmat suit installation, and Zacharevic’s plantation intervention in which he inserted the message SOS into the landscape’s trees. Mural by Alexandre Farto aka VHILS, image credit: Ernest Zacharevic “I wanted to communicate the magnitude of the problem to a wider audience, as well as provide creative outlook, hope, and inspiration to local c…

 

 



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Pixel Pancho and Vhils Collaborate on the Streets of Lisbon

November 20, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…Images courtesy Underdogs and Miguel Vinagre. (via StreetArtNews)…