Behind the Scenes: Lhouette's Beautiful Species Originals
Following hot on the tails of the incredible success of the launch of the Beautiful Species boutique editions comes the presentation of their older siblings; the immense layered original works measuring nearly 2 meters tall each have emerged from Lhouette’s independent studio.
Lhouette: Savage Beauty
Closely collaborating with the artist, Wyecliffe Galleries were summoned to document the elaborate original pieces and translate the incredible vision of this contemporary creator. Travelling to his country studios one dreary Wednesday morning, Wyecliffe’s Ben and Lucy were greeted by the brightly lit space, filled with the aroma of hundreds of flowers. Especially sourced for the photography session the posies mirrored the intensely botanic art, extending the foliage beyond the frames and across the floor.
Drafted in to juxtapose beauty with wild ferocity was a large Doberman, leashed by the artist himself. Standing in front of achievements, the photographs show an artist comfortable in his own skin undaunted by the multiple lenses focused just on him.
Master of Media
Also present were an international film crew, capturing the shoot as part of an ongoing documentary focusing solely on Lhouette’s astronomical rise in profile. To be aired later this year for a Chinese audience, it is testament to the growing global awareness of his Pop Maximalist brand. Representing an incredible investment, the luxuriously framed published originals seldom come to market. With collectors ranging from Antonio Banderas to Ronan Keating, and high-profile commissions from the Dorchester Group and Harrods this is an opportunity to add prized works from a rising star to your collection.
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A thoughtful and quietly spoken artist, Scott Bauer’s polite manner is the perfect reflection of a series of accomplished original acrylic works with pristine painted stripes as their signature structure. A genre named by the artist as linear formalism, the term conjures thoughts of complex algebraic formulas, a mindset far away from the freedom of creative imagination. Using fragments of memory along with his perception of the world, the artist distills light and colour into stunningly rendered stripes. Waved, faded and pure, the outcome are pieces both calmly meditative and excitingly vivid. Wyecliffe Galleries are privileged to share an insight in to the mind of this emerging artist.