Monégasque artist Lukas Avalon is turning the origins of street art on its head by bringing it onto the canvas. He meets the challenge of removing street art from it’s urban environment, while maintaining the socially relevant themes paramount to the art form, and ultimately elevates and emphasizes the talents possessed by street artists. Inspired by pioneering Contemporary and street artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Shepard Fairey, Lukas Avalon also uses his art as a form of advocacy. His highly detailed canvases transcend rather than merely criticize or negate the status quo. With a constant finger on the pulse, he engages the consideration and empathy of the viewer.