Amazing Faces On Walls

The many faces of Andy Wall-hole: Young artist chisels amazing portraits across buildings

A young artist has earned himself the nickname Andy Wall-hole thanks to his incredible face portraits created from the bricks and mortar of everyday buildings.

The striking Banksy-like artwork is the brainchild of Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto.

He has peppered the walls and sides of old buildings around his native Lisbon with an impressive selection of portraits.

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Amazing Faces On Walls

One of Alexandre Farto’s ‘faces in the city’ portraits that pepper the walls of Lisbon

And he hopes his ‘faces in the city’ will inspire people and make them see beyond what meets their eyes.

Alex, 23, hasn’t confined his work to Lisbon, and his etchings can be found on buildings across Europe.

He said: ‘With my work, I try to delve into the several layers that compose the edifice of history, to take the shadows cast by this model of uniform development to try to understand what lies behind it.

‘It’s a semi-archaeological dissecting in the search for a functional basis, for an essence which has been lost in the overlapping of layer upon layer upon layer.

Amazing Faces On Walls

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