Aujourd’hui has the pleasure of presenting Alexandre Farto (also known as Vhils) as our most recent interview. His groundbreaking carving technique shaped him into one of the leading figures among Portuguese artists and a global ambassador for Portuguese street art. Born in 1987 and raised in Seixal, a part of Lisbon's outskirts, Vhils started his visual interactions with the urban panorama as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s. The simple, yet very emotional, carved murals were hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the last decade. With countless works in the public space around the world, Alexandre's work has also been exhibited both in solo and group exhibitions in institutions such as Fundação EDP - Museu da Electricidade in Lisbon, Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, Coa Museum in Portugal, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museu de Arte do Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Lazarides Gallery in London, among many others. Often dealing with social issues, his work highlights and exposes several feelings, pioneering a fascinating aesthetic while also garnering critical acclaim. Read our interview to find out how he is avoiding overstraining, how he still wants to make materials dance and how it felt to be distinguished with one of Portugal’s highest honours.