Vhils in London
So I’m walking down Hewett Street, in the Shoreditch area, looking at another mural that caught my eye, when I came across a work by one of the most prolific street artists in the entire world, one that I have only dreamed of seeing with my own eyes, and I literally started jumping up and down in front of office workers on their smoke break.
Vhils is Portuguese, ya know …. we are a talented bunch. I’m only half-talented.
Basically, Vhils work is unlike other street art, as he actually chisels his pieces into the wall! First he’ll spray on a stencil, and then take a power drill over the lines, so the work is blasted into the wall.
It’s really intricate work, as you can see here. Every single incision is intended and on purpose. Nothing is superfluous.
See how it’s chiselled into the wall?
I TOUCHED IT! I TOUCHED A VHILS!
hey! DOWN IN FRONT!
they don’t even notice …. typical.
And then i was by Brick Lane, and this fucking Halloumi stand was BLOCKING ANOTHER VHILS! WHO DOES THAT?!!
it’s Baberham Lincoln.