A cultural magpie, Lhouette singles out the universal touchstones of society, selecting references from the 20th and 21st centuries to re-imagine them with his eponymous ‘Lhouette Language’. Luxury brands, stars of the golden age of cinema and slogan-typefaces from the Far East all appear as part of his pop collage designs. A commentary on the visual assault of modern advertising and vast choices available in modern society from global cuisine to television channel, Lhouette critiques and challenges our way of life. Injecting his experiences of foreign culture accumulated during his time within British Navy into every composition, the artist travelled to 21 countries over a four-year period; all before the age of twenty-one.
Dedicated to a tactile experience for eye, Lhouette sources materials from salvage yards, preferring the raw and authentic nature of material that has been worn with age. Wooden pallets upcycled cable and oil drums are the perfect surfaces for his wall art and rarer fine art furniture such as his iconic coffee tables. His practice has also born ground-breaking wall-sculptures featuring his cast of assured female figures; from Angel Cake to Little Miss Sunshine; each assumes a character combining innocence and power in their subversive brightly coloured silhouettes. Further driving forward with pioneering artistic techniques, Lhouette has challenged the status quo of what a limited edition can be. Presenting his hybrid boutique works, many feature hand-worked and unique options from bespoke branded panels to individually hand-painted frames. Lhouette’s vast imagination has illuminated the art world with his distinct Pop Maximalist philosophy and technical flair, producing accomplished works which contribute to the cutting-edge urban art scene.