Los Angeles native Louis Carreon started out by painting graffiti on the streets before transitioning into the world of contemporary commercial art, and is now regarded as one of today’s most influential and innovative artists. Alongside commissions for brands such as Soho House and Art Basel, his career has also seen him paint Hollywood nightclubs, championship trophies and private jets. His inaugural solo show with The ARX — which represents him exclusively in the UK — will be held in the new year.
How did you first get involved withThe ARX?
About six months ago, some curator friends in New York introduced me to Matthew Lord [The ARX Group’s managing partner]. After starting a dialogue about my creative narrative, we started sketching out a plan for me to show in London. I don’t usually do shows as I already have a clientele of collectors, but I have great synergy with The ARX. The ARX team and I both want to make a difference and get great collectors by building an authentic brand together.
What will your solo show involve?
We will be presenting my religious iconography-inspired work Ryzantine,
taking historical and religious icons and turning them into modern-day shamans.
The show will also tie into international trends around plant medicine, ayahuasca, bohemian living, international travel... it will create an artistic conversation that a lot of people are having, meaning it will resonate with a particular demographic. There will be a large array of styles on display but they will all have my trademark Ryzantine feel. All the works featured will have been created for the show.