Scratching the Surface, Incredible Wall Carvings of Alexandre Farto
Wall art can be glorious. The large paintings and illustrations created by street artists amaze us at every turn, but Alexandre Farto amazes us in a fascinating way. Alexandre foregoes the paint brush in favor of scratching tools and sculpting tools. Alexandre Farto etches his creations into walls creating images of beauty that add depth. His scratched creations are massive in scale, covering sides of rock fences and entire sides of buildings. The shading and accuracy of his images is even more astounding due to his methods of creation.
The works of Alexandre Farto can be found on the streets of Spain, Norway, Portugal, Germany, and the USA. Farto frequently chooses popular figures from the area and then uses his unique wall carving techniques to show the depth and layers of society.