02 Apr '11, 12pm

Using Acid and Bleach, an Artist Scratches Giant Portraits into Old Buildings (Photos)

Using Acid and Bleach, an Artist Scratches Giant Portraits into Old Buildings (Photos)

At TreeHugger, we're big fans of cities, where people come together to share resources and can do great things to reduce their impact on the planet. But cities can become faceless, dominated by towering gray walls and and loss of individuality. That's where Portuguese-born, London-based artist Vhils, aka Alexandre Farto , comes in. Spreading over Moscow, London, New York, Italy and Portugal, Vhils' project "Scratching the Surface" is a collection of giant portraits on unremarkable and decaying buildings, not painted on but actually scratched into the plaster.

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Argentinean Artist Gives Old Money New Life

Argentinean Artist Gives Old Money New Life

treehugger.com 09 Apr '11, 3pm

Other works are more politically focused, incorporating old curriculum materials and political propaganda items from South...