Seven Colour Lithograph on Paper
87 x 61 cm
DescriptionI’m really into this piece. It features a rare use of colour from Vhils, adding an otherworldy, exotic element to the figure. For Westerners, it asks questions about how vibrant we think our cities – and our histories – might be without multiculturalism. Anyone who doesn’t get that far is left beguiled by the image. Dazzling.
Vhils sculpts evocative portraits from the eroding layers of the urban environment, using old flyposters, pneumatic drills and even explosives to restore humanity in the city.