L.E.T. is a stencil artist born in France. The abbreviation L.E.T. is itemised as Les Enfants Terribles. He has chosen a very suitable nickname: traditionally they call outsider and excentric people from the artistic circles that way. L.E.T. belongs to the early german streetart movement and is still active on the streets: he leaves his mark all over his homecity of Düsseldorf. He sprays his motives on paper and then he placards them as cutouts everywhere in the city.
His style is also traditional: his works quote the amusing, provocative and ironic english streetart. He gets inspired by other famous works, which he interprets on his own special way. He prefers a similar method during the process of creating: he focuses on the motiv, which has a strong symbolic meaning. He adopts various picture elements from different well-known works. By putting these pieces together in his oeuvre like in some kind of collage he gives them a new message or consistently develops the ideas of his colleagues.
L.E.T.'s technique and figurative language also remind of the streetart-classics. These parallels in his articulation are an intentionally hommage: in this way he enters into a dialog with other streetartists. Black-and-white figures, which get a new meaning through colourful accents, the smooth forms of his graphics and typographic works and creations with typical naturalistic appearance – these are the elements, which designate his art and make it attractive and exciting for the viewers. Moreover L.E.T.'s art is filled up with social criticizm and uncovers the disgraces of our society based on consumption and hunger for enjoyment.
L.E.T.'s art careeer is marked by group-exhibitions and streetart conventions all over the world. His consistently (constant) development as an artist was his way into the galleries, where the ephemeral streetart can be preserved for the public. For this work, he prefers such media as canvase, cardboard and wood, which are suitable for a gallery. This has no influence on his unmisteakable style.
24.9. - 15.10.2010
Pictures of the Exhibition