Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as paper, canvas, wood, fabrics and may incorporate multiple other materials including acrylic, clay, pastel, charcoal as well as objects. Lou Ros is an exceptional and talented french artist who specialises in painting, illustrations and drawings. Here is an amazing showcase of mixed media paintings by Lou Ros for your inspiration. What Kafka said about Picasso, one could say the same about Lou Ros works: “In the distorted mirror of art, the reality appears undeformed”
Lou Ros, 26, began painting at the age of 17. He started doing graffiti for fun with friends on the walls of buildings. But this game soon became a real addiction to him. Subsequently, the fast and spontaneous simple tag that he performed gave way to more sophisticated and substantial works like murals.
Learning to paint on the job without going through art schools, Lou soon feels the limits of this street art, admitting himself that “there is an ethics of aesthetic beauty and repetition that eventually bores me. Painting beautiful is boring, while making a painting that has strength is quite another thing. So I started painting at home. ”
Back home, he enriches his reasoning and his practice of painting by privileging an attitude of truth and a more fundamental quest to his painting, “The living and vibrant line instead of nice clean straight line.” (READ MORE)