Turning the origins of street art on its head, Lukas Avalon meets the challenge of removing it from its urban environment onto canvas, while maintaining the core elements of the art form. His talent is evident and his bold and bright pieces are incredibly eye-catching. Lukas pays tribute to many icons of our time including a poised Grace Kelly and youthful Kate Moss, stylistically spray painted onto canvases and cardboard. Lukas’ portrait of Princess Grace previously sold for 21,000 euros at the Fight Aids Auction sponsored by Barclays Monaco.
Lukas addresses the power of fame and our obsession with celebrity within his work. Behind his highly detailed portraits is an underlying social commentary hidden within the collaged layers. It can be clearly seen where is inspirations lie as he credits influences among pioneering pop artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, as well as the expressive work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The artist came to prominence after he debuted with Imitate Modern exhibition Popped in 2013.
In 2016 Lukas Avalon appeared in one of most popular UK TV shows Made in Chelsea, bringing an artistic commentary to the London’s social scene.
His vibrant collection is available exclusively at Imitate Modern within the UK.
“I decided to paint celebrity portraits because I love the idea of what they can represent to people…I use a fast painting style to bring movement and feeling within the work, naturally marrying the rhythm of colour, structure and symmetry as I go along” -Lukas Avalon for ArtAttack
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