Scratching the Surface

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Alexandre Farto goes by Vhils. The London-based Portuguese artist is known for his large-scale wall art, but especially for his style, which includes chiseling the exteriors of buildings to create forms with the layers (admittedly an age-old technique, blended with street art).

You can see more of his work here and a few local examples of the style, including the chiseled face on the mural by Gennaro Garcia and DOSE on Sixteenth Street.

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