Lhouette - Show Me Something Real

December 01, 2020

Lhouette  - Show Me Something Real
Wyecliffe | Lhouette

Galloping at lightning speed, a mythical unicorn leaves a trail of pop iconography blazing in its wake. As Lhouette’s flagship representative, Wyecliffe Galleries are proud to unveil ‘Show Me Something Real’; the artist’s first major release since ‘Knight Nurse’ smashed estimates at Sotheby’s London. Hugely anticipated, the work is available as a hand finished boutique edition as well as a Deluxe XL exclusively available at Wyecliffe Galleries.

Galloping at lightning speed, a mythical unicorn leaves a trail of pop iconography blazing in its wake. As Lhouette’s flagship representative, Wyecliffe Galleries are proud to unveil ‘Show Me Something Real’.


A tiny global edition of just 25 pieces available, the boutique release of Show Me Something Real features the artists torn decoupage paper alongside the ultimate collision of the raw and the refined in OSB coated in luxurious gold leaf.

Exclusively available at Wyecliffe Galleries and described by the artist himself as “next-level”, the Deluxe XL editions measure an awe-inspiring 2 meters wide. Each piece is hand finished with lavish metallic leaf in differing options ranging from rose gold to petrol, as well as uniquely painted striped frames.

Deluxe Edition - Petrol Variegated Finish


URBAN ILLUSIONS


A commentary on the illusion of contemporary life, Lhouette plays with the rhetoric surrounding fake news and conspiracy theories. Pondering our reliance on screens for information broadcast by the media, the filtered photos associated with the Instagram generation alongside our newfound dependence on video calls to stay connected with our loved ones – the idea of virtual reality has never been more apt. In in a time when we are fighting an invisible enemy, Lhouette incredibly unites the question of what is true and what is myth in this daring new composition.

Taking a position of ambiguity, Show Me Something Real is intended to provoke thought by harnessing the lexicon of visual cues that Lhouette collectors have come to covet. Looking towards the heritage of British painting, for artist channels the huge scale and impact associated with the equestrian genre. Uniting tonal detail in the torso of the mythical unicorn with the brash explosion of global brands, the resulting piece will command attention for both its visually compelling composition and dynamic concept.

With the Published Original secured by a private collector weeks before the artist commenced work, ‘Show Me Something Real’ looks set to continue a year of landmark sell-out collections.

A commentary on the illusion of contemporary life, Lhouette plays with the rhetoric surrounding fake news and conspiracy theories. Pondering our reliance on screens for information broadcast by the media, the filtered photos associated with the Instagram generation alongside our newfound dependence on video calls to stay connected with our loved ones – the idea of virtual reality has never been more apt. In in a time when we are fighting an invisible enemy, Lhouette incredibly unites the question of what is true and what is myth in this daring new composition.

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Taking a position of ambiguity, Show Me Something Real is intended to provoke thought by harnessing the lexicon of visual cues that Lhouette collectors have come to covet. Looking towards the heritage of British painting, for artist channels the huge scale and impact associated with the equestrian genre. Uniting tonal detail in the torso of the mythical unicorn with the brash explosion of global brands, the resulting piece will command attention for both its visually compelling composition and dynamic concept.

With the Published Original secured by a private collector weeks before the artist commenced work, ‘Show Me Something Real’ looks set to continue a year of landmark sell-out collections.

"This is my first piece with an animal theme as the main reference"  

- Lhouette


SHOW ME SOMETHING REAL


"This piece is a commentary on current events, much like my recent work 'Knight Nurse'. Playing on the trends of 'fake' and repetitive news in a world where people are so reliant on what they're seeing on the media.
We as consumers constantly have to decide what to believe is real, especially this year with Covid being such an invisible thing that has encompassed the world's media."

- Lhouette

Guinness 1999 Advertisement 'Surfer'

"This piece is a combination of a keen vision, my reaction to the current world climate and nostalgia."

- Lhouette

Guinness 1999 Advertisement 'Surfer'

"This piece is a combination of a keen vision, my reaction to the current world climate and nostalgia."

- Lhouette


POPPING WITH INSPIRATION


"I feel Amazon boxes have become the modern day 'Brillo' boxes of the Warhol pop art era."

- Lhouette

Andy Warhol brillo Pad sculpture

"I feel Amazon boxes have become the modern day 'Brillo' boxes of the Warhol pop art era."

- Lhouette

Andy Warhol brillo Pad sculpture
Show Me Something Real - Boutique Edition

Show Me Something Real - Boutique Edition

"Advertising dominated big billboards, magazines and TV, which is what Pop Art drew from with it's repetitive imagery. In the modern age however, all of the advertising in condensed into our phones and we are constantly exposed to an endless stream of iconography and terms. I want to show this with the continuous layering of references in my work."

- Lhouette

"Advertising dominated big billboards, magazines and TV, which is what Pop Art drew from with it's repetitive imagery. In the modern age however, all of the advertising in condensed into our phones and we are constantly exposed to an endless stream of iconography and terms. I want to show this with the continuous layering of references in my work."

- Lhouette


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