‘Martyrdom’ is an original piece of art using acrylic & aerosol on reclaimed wooden cable drum reel top finished in Kolner Varnish by Urban Artist, Lhouette.
Canvas size: 79cm diameter
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.
‘My techniques originate from self-taught graphic design & stencil practices. I started with a mixed box of old mechanic aerosol paints and scrap sheets of salvaged wooden board. Along with a moody scanner/printer that I had acquired…the work was beautifully raw! I try to retain that essence as the work continues to develop’. – Lhouette