Alexandre Farto is a young Portuguese street artist based in London. He goes by the tag name, VHILS. An exciting new artist whose work has been shown next to Banksy, his choice of canvases range from walls, the sides of buildings, to metal, paper and wood. Also included are the occasional print and/or installation.

The technique varies also. Whether it be the direct Scrimshaw on the envelope of an abandoned building, the careful reduction of layers upon layers of posted bills to reveal a silhouette or visage (“Reverse collage”, I will call it!), the careful carving on a wooden door, or the etching on a slab of rusted steel, or the “traditional” mediums of spraypaint, ink and watercolor; it is all original, rigorous and captivating to the eye.

See Meggs, Peter Owen.