Today’s images are by Canadian painter and street artist Labrona. Based in Montreal, Labrona is well known for his work on city walls and freight trains, and he is quickly gaining international recognition for his striking figurative paintings on canvas. Inspired by 80’s skate culture, rundown industrial areas, and German Expressionism, his work stems from his fascination with and desire to convey raw human emotion.
When asked why trains?, Labrona says: “I love the rush of painting trains. Pulling of a really nice drawing in a limited time. I’m not much of a talker so I use my art as my voice. I send my thoughts and emotions on to the railways for people to see. A train yard is like a forever-changing outdoor art gallery.”
In the last several years Labrona has begun to make a name for himself in the fine art world with gallery exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and the UK. To see more of his work, visit his photostream on Flickr.
Sources: Camp Barbosa