Artist Scratches A Building's Surface To Reveal Murals

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Scratched mural on a building facade in Moscow (Alexandre Farto)

Scratched mural on a building facade in Moscow (Alexandre Farto)

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, sculpts architecture.  Using mallets, picks, and jackhammers, Vhils chips away layers of plaster to create large murals in relief.  His series of wall etchings called Scratching the Surface appears around the world from Moscow to Italy to the United States.  Via Today and Tomorrow.

Scratched facade in Italy reveals a face (Alexandre Farto)

Scratched facade in Italy reveals a face (Alexandre Farto)

Message scratched into a wall in Portugal (Alexandre Farto)

Message scratched into a wall in Portugal (Alexandre Farto)

Scratched mural in London (Alexandre Farto)

Scratched mural in London (Alexandre Farto)

Scratched wall in New York (Alexandre Farto)

Scratched wall in New York (Alexandre Farto)

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