ARTIST

Vhils

BIO

葡萄牙藝術家Vhils從13歲起就領略到塗鴉的樂趣,並將它作為一種表達工具。然而他不斷在尋覓一個屬於自己的獨特創作手法,這個意念最後回歸到他家鄉的牆面上─他受到城牆吸收周圍社會和歷史變化的方式所啟發,於是他使用模版、海報拼貼割除、酸性溶液、電鑽、火藥挖掘我們物質文化的表層,就像當代都市考古學家一樣,暴露出超出表象之外的東西,以及為埋藏在地下(或檯面下)的事物修復意義。他已成為當代街頭藝術圈極具代表性的重要人物。

Portuguese artist Vhils has experienced the fun of graffiti since the age of 13 and uses it as an expression tool. However, in the process of constantly searching for a unique creative method of his own, this idea finally returned to the wall of his hometown. Inspired by the way the walls absorbed the changes in society and history, he used templates, poster collages, acidic solutions, electric drills, and gunpowder to dig the surface of our material culture. Like contemporary urban archaeologists, he exposes things beyond the surface and restores meaning for things buried underground (or under the table). He has become a very important figure in the contemporary street art circle.