Vhils - AKA Alexandre Farto
On Sunday, Tomoko, Mickeal and Tony braved the seemingly endless supply of rain we've been having to come along on an east end walk. It was actually Mickeal and Tony's second Bowl Of Chalk, having already been on the Saturday afternoon St Paul's to Monument walk a few months ago. Here they are in Hoxton Square.
Towards the end of the walk, we passed a piece by street artist Vhils, otherwise known as Alexandre Farto. I don't think I've mentioned him before here, but he's a young Portuguese chap and unlike most other street artists, he actually carves his portraits out of stone or plaster, to quite stunning effect. This particular one is just near Brick Lane.
He also makes work out of wood, paper and metal, and it seems that the latest ingenious method he's pioneering to create his street art, is to actually embed small explosives in to the plaster and then blow them up to create portraits. If you want to see what I'm talking about then take a look at this video of Vhils blowing up walls. It's explosive stuff.
Most French - Mickeal & Tony
Most Japanese - Tomoko
Best Moustache - No Winners
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