Vhils‘ portrait of Fadi Saad.
Vhils hit Berlin last year and left 4 us pieces.
Vhils is a Portuguese from Lisbon born in 1987. He started, classicly, as a graffiti writer. He moved on to begin experimenting with stencils by cutting out of advertisement posters and carving. Vhils realised the new possibilities which have been turning up to unleash his creative output. For him the development, from stencils, to carving, to work with projectors, jackhammer and explosives was an natural development.
While working with explosives, Vhils is also an performance artist doing slow-motion videos capturing the explosion. The unique style of his works is created by using special techniques. The portraits, usually in the size of murals, are done in a one layer stencil style. He uses tools like jackhammers and even explosives, which are exposing the original wall under a layer of cement which was assigned before. This way of working creates an extraordinary strong and intense effect to the observer without dominating the surroundings. He is seeing his work as creating something through destruction.
This portraits is showing: Sven Marquardt, known as a photographer and as beeing the doorman of the world famous night club Berghain.
This Portrait is showing Gould from „Various & Gould“, one of the most known street art duos in Berlin.
This to Portraits are shwoing Joe Hatchiban, he started the revival of the Karakoe wave.
Here the performance Video with unleashing the wall with explosives „now is our time“ by Levis:
A German documentary by DW-TV:
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