The Out in the Open project aims to bring art out of the gallery and into the streets, making it available to the many rather than the few.
Launched by KIRK Gallery in 2014, it has been bringing some of the World’s most recognized urban artists to the cityscape of Aalborg, Denmark, for large scale murals.
Adding another mural to the project the gallery is happy to unveil Alexandre Farto aka Vhils’ contribution, a mural within the context of his Scratching the Surface project, with the portrait of a young lady – one of the everyday heroes the Portuguese artist usually pays homage to, people that shape and are shaped by the cities they live in.
On his inaugural venture into Danish soil, the first session of the work in the mural took place during the night, allowing the citizens of Aalborg to wake up in the morning to a glimpse of what was to come.
Once again, he made use of his groundbreaking carving technique, based on removing the wall’s top layers with non-conventional tools, that has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the urban art scene on a global scale.