Saturday, 28 May 2011

portuguese-born, london-based artist alexandre farto (vhils) creates arresting portraits by breaking away pieces of walls.
he takes his subtractive art to not only galleries and exhibition spaces but also the streets, creating larger-than-life figures
in the midst of urban and underused space.
farto generally first sketches out each piece in spraypaint, before beginning the painstaking process of chipping, sawing,
and drilling away at the wall to various depths. he will often add additional colour or shading to the newly exposed portions
of the wall, creating a visual interplay between the untouched surface, original painted figure, and layers of underlying material.
in addition to work on walls, farto has series of subtractive portraits done by tearing away portions of billboards and posters,
as well as in metal and wood.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Casts of the body

Using Iatex and tissue paper i created mouIds of breasts and stomach fIesh. Using pIaster of paris I created casts of differentIy shaped breasts then creted faces out of the pieces

Saturday, 14 May 2011

a1 painting in acryIic of a famiIy photograph effected by Iight

painting and coIIage of food induIgence with image of a famine-effected famiIy

lithography prints of babies

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Drawings of perfect symmetry using the stretches of the body and the boundary of reach. Movement portrayed in drawings and in construction of the pieces. Imagery looked to me like the symmetrical brain devised of blood vessels and neuron synapses.