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Alexandre Farto  Lisbon, Portugal


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About Alexandre


Portuguese-born Alexandre Farto’s range spans from collage to portraiture. Of late he’s taken to creating works purely from in situ materials, taking Vandalism as art to its logico ad absurdum conclusion. Advertising hoardings are torn to make fresh images, and plaster drilled away at until the remaining relief forms the work. He is, at the time of writing, experimenting with a cocktail of Quink ink and household bleach. But this is a long way from brutalism. Vhils art is poetic, complex, and ambitious, often focusing on the needs we have abandoned in favour of our wants, and the realisation that trading pleasure back in for happiness will be a less than straightforward exchange.


Alexandre appears in the following Top 10 lists


'2009'


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WHAT DAY WAS HE BORN?? BUT I LOVE HIS WORK

Wow, thanks for turning me on to this guy. Looks like a printmaker who just was never satisfied with wood blocks! Amazing stuff.

The public work of Alexandre Farto is amazing

really fabulous & dramatic

The Top piece ask us this:
Why do the human body gets old and begins to deteriorate?

An art form taken from the natural decay of plaster... imaginative!

thts Really Gr8 work

A beutiful work,its Amazing

its an excellent work... i really love to have it in my home.......

this is some good work very nice

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