Artist Carves Giant Portraits Into Old Building Walls

Portugese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka WHILS, is determined to change the way people perceive the beauty of our cities. In his series, called Scratching the Surface, WHILS uses his exquisite carving technique to reveal the multi-layered  faces of our cities, which are the products of constant construction and deconstruction.

“The concept is the idea that we are made by a series of influences that shape us throughout historical layers, etc, that come from the environment where we grew up. In a very symbolic way I believe that if we remove some of these layers, showing other ones, we can bring to surface some of the stuff we left behind, forgotten things that are still part of what we are today.“  says Farto.









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