Lou Ros

Genre: Painting

Not to harp on the Frenchness of French people, but when Parisian painter Lou Ros proclaims "I come from the graffiti," it's worth repeating. He did not receive a formal art education, nevertheless, his rich and vibrant works are feats of color and technique. They do conjure street art, as he claims, but are also fully conversant with academicized art forms and historical movements like Expressionism and Surrealism and photography.