CONSTANTIN LE FOU

Constantin Philippou, born May 21, 1972, is a Greek self-taught vegan street artist who goes by the name L 3 Fou  {le fou}, which means "the crazy" in French. Born in Greece, raised in Paris and currently living in Los Angeles, he had the chance to experience and become influenced by different cultures and major artistic works from 500 BCE till the present. L 3 Fou  has been drawing since the age of 4 and made his first sale of a copy of a Dali at his teenage years. He uses a combination of mediums for his artwork including graffiti, acrylic, stencil, 3D printing on canvas, walls or boards of any type.

 

After discovering the living conditions of animals in factory farms, his theme has become mixing famous icons with vegan messages through pop art. One can see his passion for animals and justice through the direct messages of his work. His mission is showing viewers the current problems of the world, and how by making a small change, such as going vegan, one can help not only the injustices towards animals, but also the environment (drought, methane, …), world hunger and most of all his or her health. He agrees with Leo Tolstoy’s quote: “As long as there are slaughterhouses there will always be battlefields.” and is a strong believer that by the year 2050 the world will be vegan.

 

L 3 Fou ’s work is currently represented at The Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles, and he works in his studio in DTLA.