Southern Artists To Know: Louviere + Vanessa

Photography, Film, Painting and Printmaking
New Orleans, La. 

No family portraits here. Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown, professionally known as Louviere + Vanessa, combine photography with painting, printmaking, film and a plethora of raw materials, including destroyed negatives and blood. Yep, blood. And while L + V are no vampire fanatics, they are attracted to the idea of duality (think creation versus destruction), which they use to create high-concept images. The couple explores the gray area of such themes with work that has been shown in festivals and exhibits everywhere from Australia to Florida to continually push the envelope in the realm of art and photography.

Price: $7,500 - $25,000