Born in Luton Town, Lhouette excelled in his early schooling years within the arts, with his tutors entering his unusual abstract works into various national and county competitions.
After leaving school Lhouette took the decision to enrol in the Royal Navy, 5 years and 21 visited countries later, Lhouette re-approached his art with what he calls 'adequate exposure'. ...> 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.
The contemporary art works of Lhouette can be described as 'impressions of pop culture and fashion' drawn from Lhouette's interpretation of the world around him. A painter with an urban touch Lhouette uses a particular stencilling technique in much of his work, filling the outlines with high impact coloured patterns, symbols, images and text. His mixed media work is built up of acrylic and aerosol on rough ply before being finished with a clear lacquer resin.
"I'm obsessed with colour and texture it plays an important role in my paintings, acting as a kind of grab line for an audience before hopefully discovering further meaning to a piece".
Despite his success, Lhouette has not forgotten his roots and still works with local councils and youth projects within the arts. Within the last few years Lhouette has formed and founded a high street art studio and exhibiting space for up and coming creative individuals alike, promoting his art alongside his fellow collective in an array of new-fangled exhibitions.