URBAN POP ARTIST’S NEW COLLECTION “LHOUETTE BEYOND”
Luton-born artist Lhouette unveils his stunning new Beyond collection this week. His visually arresting and anarchic artworks have been attracting attention worldwide.
Lhouette’s rise has been nothing short of phenomenal since he first began to explore the world of visual art: he has exhibited at the Houses of Parliament, signed a management deal with Outside Organisation (who have represented the likes of David Bowie, Spice Girls, The Who and Blondie) and earlier this year was hand-picked by Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake to exhibit his Post Urban Glamour collection at one of London’s foremost art venues, 45 Park Lane.
Lhouette’s designs have even caught the eye of the Hollywood elite – Antonio Banderas recently snapped up the Mach 5 creation from the new Lhouette Beyond collection. Other famous fans include the Khayami Family, Ronan and Storm Keating and Formula One engineering genius Adrain Newey OBE.
Having recently moved into a new studio in the Bedfordshire countryside, Lhouette has been working on the exciting new limited edition boutique collection Emergency Credit as part of his Beyond collection consisting of 20 prints and 5 artists proofs which are heavily embellished by the artist with aerosol and diamond dust, set in hand painted frames, each unique in colour, with 24 carat gold gilded inner trays.
Original and sculptural works amongst this collection include Tokyo Dreaming, Drop The Bomb and Mach 5.
Lhouette’s distinctive artwork is built around a series of juxtapositions – with trademark fusions of urban street art and pop culture iconography. Lhouette first drew inspiration from East London’s street art scene, appreciating the culture as a self-taught art form. Elements and references to Lhouette’s childhood and travels can be seen in the new collection with the use of bold images intertwined with everyday images and symbols such as the use of cartoon characters and the ‘Happy Shopper’ motif. The striking binary between the old and new and the raw and the refined, is the major juxtaposition inherent to Lhouette’s work.
Lhouette said of the new collection: “My techniques originate from self-taught graphic design & stencil practices. I have tried to retain that essence as I’ve developed the Lhouette Beyond collection and I’m extremely proud to announce the first published print edition entitled ‘Emergency Credit’ as well as images of new original works. The reaction we have already had to the new work has been fantastic and I look forward to further exciting projects we have coming up in the not so distant future”.
With Lhouette showcasing some of his best work in the new collection, it is without doubt that the young Luton native has become one of the most exciting figures on today’s art scene – whose potential knows no limits.