Lou Patrou - Painting and Drawing
Lou Patrou is an American born artist who lives in the New York Hudson Valley.
He has been drawing and painting faces and figures since the late1960s and has a portfolio that spans over four decades. Patrou's work is always unusual & original and his style very difficult to categorize because he doesn't always use the same artistic language, repeat the same disciplines or follow a predictable straight direction with his work. Some pieces are whimsical and colorful and have a strong design sense, some are serious black & white surrealistic pieces and others are pop iconic images influenced by counterculture graphics. Early on he did mostly spontaneous works and now plans his drawings and paintings out very carefully with more design focus and also has scaled up the size of the work. You could say Patrou is obsessed with making faces and finding new ways to create designs and forms out of them and inside of them.
Lou has exhibited his work in galleries in New York City, San Diego, Los Angeles, upstate New York, New Orleans and London. His work has been published in several books and magazines including for the Cartoon Network's 50th anniversary book, on the cover of Color Ink collectible books and in a multi page feature in BG Magazine of Ecuador.