The Romain Laurent L'Horizon Series Makes Waves

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: Jan 25, 2012 • References: romain-laurent and itsnicethat
The Romain Laurent L'Horizon series creates a major nostalgia for ocean vibes and sandy beaches.

Paris-based artist Romain Laurent rendered these conceptual surfer shots in NYC. Surfing's popularity grew hugely in the 1960s as a social rebellion against the conformist world. The counterculture may have been laid back, but it made a loud statement. Placing a surreal surfer in the midst of skyscrapers makes a statement about what's considered real-life. Throwing off social norms and engaging the viewer in the deep narrative conveyed. The artist masterfully uses surreal composition in realistic mediums to tackle contemporary themes and complex city issues.

The Romain Laurent L'Horizon series showcases the artist's mastery in his field and a huge influence for the youthful generation of today.