Over the past six years since initially dipping his toes into the world of commercial art Lhouette has been paving the way for his success by exhibiting works at the iconic Houses of Parliament and London’s premiere Urban art.... For More Information +
Over the past six years since initially dipping his toes into the world of commercial art Lhouette has been paving the way for his success by exhibiting works at the iconic Houses of Parliament and London’s premiere Urban art event, Moniker Art Fair. His recent series of sell-out exhibitions in major commercial galleries has created an ever-growing waiting list for his work from international collectors where his intensely coloured, material based urban artwork captures a fresh zeitgeist.
Lhouette’s trademark fusion of gritty urban street art and Warhol-esque pop culture iconography is a concept the artist describes as “Post Urban Glamour”. Elements of Lhouette’s early techniques can still be glimpsed within his more polished artworks of today through the use of raw materials such as forklift pallets and other industrial throw-offs. This striking binary between the old and new and the raw and the refined, is the major juxtaposition inherent to Lhouette’s work.
Lhouette first drew inspiration from East London’s street art scene, and was strongly influenced by the way it was a self-taught art form. Prior to his career as an artist Lhouette at the age of 17 took the decision to leave his hometown and join the Royal Navy, and found himself on 6-month stints in the Caribbean, South America and Europe. Surrounded by different cultures and colours, inspiration from these travels can be seen in his work with contrasts between the familiar and unfamiliar, in particular adverts that were instantly recognisable through their imagery, but was distinctly ‘other’ through the foreign languages.
While at sea Lhouette created scrapbooks; curating postcards, souvenirs and his own doodles, but never felt able to promote this among his shipmates. It wasn’t until he left the Navy that he really started pursuing his dream. Despite his success, Lhouette has not forgotten his roots and still works with local councils and youth projects within the arts.
Fresh from being invited to exhibit by The Dorchester Collection at contemporary venue 45 Park Lane, located in the prestigious heart of Mayfair Lhouette is without a doubt the most exciting figure on today’s art scene; a young artist whose potential knows no limits. Selected by panellists including Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake, the two-month residency revisited some of his most evocative themes, laced with new found confidence in a series of free-standing sculptures and shining gloss coated palettes.
This bright new rising star of the Pop Art scene has recently renovated his new studio to provide better space for his increasingly ambitious scaled wall sculptures featuring multiple and more complex components. With some of his biggest ever works still in the pipeline, Wyecliffe Galleries is proud this Autumn to present new collection Beyond, a mature and refined presentation exploring global iconography referencing his travels as a teenager, finished with the ever-developing lavish techniques of raw upcycled material.