Carving Art into City Walls

Alexandre Farto uses drills and jackhammers to create elaborate portraits on the sides of buildings. He also does small-scale pieces with which he uses a block of layered posters and paints to etch his image into. He enjoys the fact that his work will forever be preserved. Each piece is continuously developing and reveals a dimension beneath the surface.

His work shows great technical expertise and creativity. I find the process quite interesting. He does not use guides to form his image, and instead eyeballs where all elements are situated. It makes the process more impulsive and natural. Supposedly the image begins looking abstract and incomprehensible, only making sense in the artist’s mind.


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