Alexey Lauz, whose real name is Lesha Lauz is a Russian artist, based in Moscow. He describes his style as “digital,” although he still works on people’s skin. He became quite famous for his unique style, using pixels, which he incorporates into his cute depictions of animals.
It’s fresh to see something so different, contrasting with the modern styles nowadays. Alexey Lauz uses small colorful pixels as part of the design structure, to make his tattoos look incomplete. They remind of a loading image in the screen, keeping the joke and the intrigue.
Alexey’s approach to tattooing combines more than one known style. In all of his tattoos, you can notice elements from watercolor tattoos. Most of they use bright colors, lacking black and outlines. Looking again you can’t exactly define it is watercolor because Alexey uses both flat and blending colors. You will find watercolor and acrylic effects with decorative larger spots of ink at the same time.
Most of Alexey’s designs depict animals, all developed in new school manner. They have large expressive eyes, facial mimics, inked with a multicolored palette. Some of them are close to cartoons, which is so typical for new school tattoos.
The presence of the pixels in his work takes him a little away from the common vision of new school. Alexey manages to blend geometrical elements with his cartoony images. Almost all of his tattoos contain geometrical forms, like triangles, keeping them close to low-poly style.
We just can’t get enough of Alexey’s amazing work; he continues to surprise us with more and more exciting improvisations and solutions. Some of his newer designs are even surrealist, mixing real objects with abstract forms. He creates multiple image blends, bursting with color. Check out his work below we are sure you will love it.