Share this article with friends Share

Creation Via Destruction with Vhils

“Destruction is inherent in all forms of creation. Even if you’re a writer, you have to destroy the white paper to pursue your craft. ” says Vhils, 27 year-old artist and curator. As one of the key figures behind Portugal’s contemporary art scene, Vhils is known for his unique chisel and etch techniques that see him drill through layers of billboard and concrete to form stunning portraits. Commenting on the social system and the various segments involved, Vhils’s art is both abstract and approachable, and has taken to walls in Shanghai, London, Honolulu and more. Aside from exhibiting a series of public space murals hosted by his Under Dogs agency, the young artist recently exhibited his largest body of work to date at the Electric Museum Lisbon titled “Dissection.” We caught up with Vhils after the exhibition to learn more about his artistic approach and how graffiti will always play a key component in his “destroying to create” ethos.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of the latest videos from HYPEBEAST’s YouTube channel, subscribe
by clicking on the button below.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Clarks Takes a Run at Technical Footwear with the Vibram-Infused Trigenic
IAMNOBODI - Make Me Say (Wooow)
INVINCIBLE x Reebok Pump 25th Anniversary
WTAPS & NEIGHBORHOOD Embark On Their Latest HOODS Store in Seoul
Spiewak Use Air Force Inspirations for Its Upcoming Parka Collection
Rocksmith Brings the Mountains to the City with its 1st Fall 2014 Delivery
Load More