Alexandre Farto, known as Vhils, is probably the biggest Portuguese name in street art. With works of art in walls all around Portugal, Vhils work in Lisbon perfectly intertwines with the cosmopolitan aspect of the city, also functioning sometimes as a homage to the history and culture of Lisbon.
Vhils works most prominent characteristic is the use of elements already in the walls, such as paint falling, missing bricks or cracks in the concrete. Vhils usually carves faces in the side of buildings, bringing them to life with extreme detail and attention to texture.
Vhils best works around Lisbon are the ones below:
Amália Rodrigues, made with calçada portuguesa, Rua dos Cegos, Alfama: 38.7131, -9.13064
Salão Nobre do Teatro D. Maria II, Praça Dom Pedro IV,
'Dissecação', Avenida da Índia,
Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 12 - Honorato (Chiado)
Rua das Gaivotas, 8, near a vegetarian restaurant
Rua Fábrica do Braço de Prata, em Lisboa, portrait of a girl, which some call M.I.R.I.A.M., because the work became kwon after appearing in a video by Portuguese band Orelha Negra with the same name
Lx Factory, in Avenida Infante Dom Henrique,
Cais do Jardim do Tabaco, Santa Apolónia
Part of the exhibit"Diorama", in Rua Calouste Gulbenkian, Praça de Espanha
Works made for the urban arte exposition CRONO, in Rua Cascais, Alcântara