Gaetan Henrioux Pays Tribute to Kanye West Using a Myriad of Colors

By: Jason Soy - Published: May 24, 2012 • References: gaetan-henrioux.deviantart & lacarpa.tumblr
These Gaetan Henrioux paintings are as hot as freshly minted Kanye West singles, which makes sense since the virtuosic rapper and producer just so happens to be the subject of these portraits. And though Henrioux isn’t the first to honor Mr. West through fan artwork, his rendering style certainly makes these Kanye portraits stand out from the rest.

Gaetan Henrioux is a master of defining value while using a myriad of colors. In one of these paintings, you can clearly see blues, oranges and greens seeping into Kanye West’s skin, even though the lighting conditions within the piece wouldn’t actually allow for such colors to exist. It gives Mr. West’s skin an abstract prismatic look that perfectly reflects the entertainer’s personality.

Be sure to check out the rest of Gaetan Henrioux’s portfolio for stunning portraits of Barrack Obama, Jimi Hendrix and Catwoman. Stats for Prismatic Rapper Portraits Trending: Older & Chilly
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