BANGKOK — A Portuguese street artist will unveil Friday the riverside mural he’s spent much of the past week creating.

Vhils, a London-based artist who’s been hailed for murals that look carved into the urban environment, is in Bangkok for the first time as part of his ongoing Scratching the Surface project.

Taking five days to create, the mural will play off the antique European environment of the Portuguese embassy hidden in the riverside “Creative District” of Charoen Krung.

Vhils, aka Alexandre Farto, will show off the final product at 6:30pm on Friday at the Embassy of Portugal near the Chao Phraya River on Soi Charoen Krung 30. The embassy is a three-minute walk from the Si Phraya express boat pier.