Discover the Stunning Street Art of VHILS in L.A.

The artist's first solo gallery show is on view at Over the Influence through April 1, 2018

VHILS + Shepard Fairey 2018 I Photo: Jonathan Furlong
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Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) has a unique street style that doesn't employ spray paint or wheat paste, but rather the actual walls and their history. The artist is best known for his relief portraits, carved into layers of plaster and brick all over the world. Using acid etch, bleach, pneumatic drills, and other improvised tools to reveal a wall’s layers, he crafts realist portraits of people that peer from sides of buildings. Los Angeles is home to seven of those personalities, with three beautiful new works celebrating the opening of his first solo gallery show, Annihilation at Over the Influence in the Arts District, on view now through April 1, 2018.

Visit the gallery to see his stunning sculptures and paper works, then create your own tour of the larger than life street pieces with the following guide.

Over the Influence
833 E. 3rd St, Los Angeles 90013

1200 N Alvarado St. - Echo Park

VHILS + RETNA in Echo Park

VHILS + RETNA collaboration in Echo Park, February 2018 | Photo courtesy of the artist

1215 Bates Ave. - Mack Sennett Studios, Silver Lake

Photo/Jonathan Furlong

VHILS + OBEY collaboration, American Dreamers, February 2018 | Photo by Jonathan Furlong

1745 E 7th St. - Arts District

Photo/Courtesy of the Artist

February 2018 | Photo by José Pando Lucas

837 N. Spring St. - Chinatown

Photo/Courtesy of the Artist

November 2014 | Photo courtesy of the artist

759 N. Spring St. - Chinatown

November 2014 | Photo courtesy of the artist

1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd - Venice Beach

July 2011| Photo courtesy of the artist

636 S. Spring St. - Downtown L.A.

Vhils + JR collaboration, June 2010 | Photo courtesy of the artist