Lou Patrou, an artist and painter since the 1960’s with a portfolio spanning over four decades, is obsessed with making faces and finding new ways to create designs and forms out of them. While working in a large fine arts graphics house in Los Angeles in the mid 1980’s, Patrou started experimenting with reproducing his images as fine art photographic reproductions. Over the years, he began selling large mural prints of his work on various substrates as installation pieces.
Patrou has exhibited his work in galleries in Chelsea, New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Orleans, upstate New York, and London. He participated in Cartoon Network’s 20th Anniversary Show for ComicCon 2012 in San Diego, and his painting for the show is featured in the limited edition hard cover book published exclusively for Turner Entertainment. His pop, surreal, and pattern paintings were chosen for inclusion in the Firebox Artist Collection of hand pressed collectible micro-booklets, which is currently touring France as part of a group show of international artists.
Patrou’s work has been featured in countless print magazines around the world, and his work has been mentioned in Gallery Guide, Chronogram, Juxtapoz Magazine, Gallery & Studio, BG Magazine of Ecuador, Arteupente of Spain, and ColorInk Book, along with many others.