Born in 1985 in Luton Town England, aged 17 Lhouette studied art and design for 3 weeks at Central Bedfordshire College before opting out to enrol into the Royal Navy. Four years and 21 countries later Lhouette returned home to set up his first studio practice. Aged just 21, Lhouette was born.
Though also drawing inspiration from East London’s art scene, the influence of the long stints spent in the Caribbean, South America and Europe can also be found in Lhouette’s work today. Surrounded by different cultures and colours, inspiration from these travels were collated in scrap books curating postcards, souvenirs, and his own conceptual drawings.
Between 2010 - 2012 to enhance his understanding of running an dedicated studio, Lhouette completed a postgraduate Diploma in Art Management at Birkbeck University of London. In 2017 the artist established his independent studios in an area of outstanding natural beauty in leafy Bedfordshire; a large converted barn enables him to produce outstanding works to match the scale of his ambition.
Artworks across Lhouette’s portfolio of landmark originals, deluxe hybrid editions and distinctive wall sculptures have been widely presented in galleries, museums and art fairs internationally, including the UK, USA and Hong Kong. Notable presentations include early works showcased at British institution The Houses of Parliament as well as works hand selected for display at prestigious fine art auction house Christie’s, London.
In 2016 Lhouette was recognised by the BBC London News with a dedicated televised interview surrounding his exhibition 'Post Urban Glamour' and 4-month artist residency at London's 45 Park Lane, having been chosen to exhibit by an art committee including such luminaries as Sir Peter Blake. In the same year Lhouette also received press coverage online and in print by the Evening Standard for his community based art programmes and workshops for young people in Angell Town Brixton, during the 'The Estate Were In' Campaign.
In 2017 the artist selected Wyecliffe Galleries to officially represent his work internationally, involving a series of sell out events and new collection launches. A relationship which has propelled Lhouette's work into the homes of prominent art collectors worldwide; notably including esteemed Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas. Lhouette also created his largest privately acquired body of work to date in collaboration with the gallery; 15 works were commissioned and installed as a permanent exhibition in an exquisite property custom designed and 3 years in the planning and building. Pushing the artist to produce some of his most compelling works, each was designed to enhance the architecture of the building.
In 2018 the artist partnered with Purling London, and transformed a full-scale chess set into a fun fully functional work of art named 'More or Less Chess'. The work was exhibited at the renowned WCHOF Museum St. Louis Missouri USA, during curated showcase, 'Painted Pieces'. His transformation of these classic Staunton pieces into a playable contemporary work of art went on to be referenced as an example of the epitome of artisan craft and artistic vision, by BBC’s the Great British Pottery Throw Down.
Having completed a number of private commissions for Ronan and Storm Keating, Lhouette has also collaborated with this respected duo to raise vital funds for the Marie Keating Foundation and Cancer Research UK, presented at their glittering Emeralds and Ivy Ball. 2020 witnessed further partnership between Lhouette and Keating with the inception of seminal work ‘Knight Nurse’. Commissioned especially for song ‘Little Thing Called Love’, this flagship original features as the centrepiece for the music video as well as the cover art for the single. A composition devoted to the response to COVID-19 and which will likely become a lifetime defining experience for a generation, the original was featured in the Modern & Post-War British auction at Sotheby’s London in July 2020. Smashing all estimates, the original work sold for a landmark £32,500.
Intricately intertwining lowbrow pop culture iconography and mixed media into a distinct visually arresting collection, Lhouette’s work has won patrons and advocates such as Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, the Khayami Family, the Dorchester Collection, Ronan and Storm Keating, and the world’s foremost designer of Formula One, engineering genius Adrian Newey OBE.