Graffiti-Influenced Paintings and Portraits by Lou Ros

November 8, 2011

Graffiti-Influenced Paintings and Portraits by Lou Ros

Using a mixture of acrylics, oils, sprays and pencils, Lou Ros's work is an elegant combination of fine art and graffiti elements. The 26-year-old French artist began doing street art with his friends at 17 and later transitioned to painting murals and other works.

He became bored of the structure, repetition and perfection and took a decidedly more forceful approach to art, resulting in these portraits that are ripe with emotion and intensity. My favorites are his snapshot-like works from his faces and portraits series.

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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