Within the framework of “TRACE” : the retrospective exhibition of VHILS, Fluctuart is happy to propose you a cycle of guided tours by the gallery DANYSZ. The first appointment is Thursday July 1st at 5pm!
This retrospective retraces the whole of his career through old and new works, highlighting the different experiments of his creative process. Portuguese artist Vhils is known worldwide for his unique artistic language based on various printmaking techniques that he applies to a multitude of media. Celebrated for his portraits carved with a jackhammer on the walls of our cities, Vhils is also the author of a vast body of work, a wide variety of which is presented here. Metal, wood, polystyrene or advertising posters offer him a limitless field of experimentation. Cutting out superimposed advertising posters with a cutter or scratching the “crust” of wooden doors with a chisel, Vhils creates fascinating works from which urban silhouettes and faces emerge. All these forms and works express the obvious and subtle links that govern the relationship between a city and its inhabitants and the need to preserve our share of humanity in the midst of a sometimes chaotic and furious urban agitation.
Rooted in a humanistic narrative, “TRACE” is an exceptional exhibition that brings together an assortment of eclectic works and presents them alongside each other in a single space, seeking to establish a visual dialogue and highlight their points of connection.
Exhibition on view through October 3, 2021.