Street artists have been throwing up some amazing art on public walls and pathways for all to appreciate for many years, yet the creative boundaries are clearly still being pushed.
A Portuguese graffiti artist has been blowing the minds of unsuspecting members of the public with his unique style of painting, making solid walls appear to be carved out to allow the viewer to see what lies behind them, or what doesn’t.
His name is Vile, and his 3D art is so convincing you will be forgiven for thinking he took a sledgehammer and some chisels to these walls, when in fact it’s all just spray paint.
Great artists are always aware of how their art sits with it’s surroundings and Vile, real name Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes, truly embraces that connection between his art and what exists around it.
He has the imagination and skills to depict what may or may not be behind the wall in the slickest way possible, merging his art with the backdrop in inventive and surreal ways.
The 34-year-old, from Vila Franca de Xira, started spray painting on walls when he was a teenager, and has since developed his skills to an exceptional level, with his talent being recognized around the world, commissioned by big brands such as OPEL, TMN, Worten, and the Portuguese Red Cross.
In his early life he mastered many techniques including watercolor, oil, charcoal, as well as digital drawing and tattooing. He then went on to become a highly skilled graffiti artist and mural painter, and it’s no wonder that he is now making a name for himself.
Check out some of his best pieces below.