Montreal, QC, Canada

Title: Gazing

Genre: Acrylic and latex on Canvas

For the last 15 years, there's been a man up in Canada painting under the nonsensical name "Labrona." Whether he's painting on skate decks, canvases, freight trains or the sides of buildings, Labrona's work has an energy and a beauty that comes from a rare combination of drive and talent. Only the best street artists can successfully draw inspiration from themes as seemingly divergent as skateboard culture and the old masters, and that's exactly what Labrona does. Labrona inserts beauty into everyday life with his artwork, but without ignoring the grittiness of the places where he finds himself painting, resulting in a synergy between traditional beauty and worn-down everyday realities that brings new life to wherever he paints.

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