Vhils museum show at the CAFA in Bejing

Posted on July 04, 2017

From the 30th of June until the 23rd of July The CAFA Art Museum in Bejing will be showing Imprint, an solo museumshow by Portugese artist Vhils (Alexandre Farto). 

Rooted in the visual narrative that Vhils has been presenting on walls since starting the Scratching the Surface series in 2007, Imprint consists of an unique installation featuring  70 portraits carved on mass-produced plasterboards. Comprising of some 70 portraits—each carved into a freestanding monolithic structure—the exhibition is a statement that tries to show the contrast and conflict between urban societies and the people that live in them. Expressing the artist's organic approach of creating art, the legion of unique, intimate and silent portraits presented at the Imprint show at the CAFA show that cities might seem to be made up out of concrete and steel, what gives them lie is the people that live in them everyday.

Known for his immense portraits carved into walls and other structures in public spaces, Vhils work has been shown in many gallery and museumshows before and are always extraordinary and a must see! 

Photography: CAFA museum