14 LA Things Only Locals Know About

8. Vhils

Vhils, aka Alexandre Farto, is originally from Portugal and has been Vhils since the early 2000s–around the time he started dabbing in urban art. He uses a carving technique that became first shown to the public at a show in Lisbon in 2007. It later became acclaimed as one of the most grappling art techniques and approaches in the street in the last decade. His giant pieces of art can be seen throughout Los Angeles, both indoor and outdoor settings, and it speaks to the human emotions in his urban home.