Felipe Echeverry, known by the name LaSsO, began his career as an architect in his native city of Cali, Colombia. In 2015, he chose to pivot from a successful career in architectural design to his true passion: painting. Echeverry moved to New York and immersed himself in the city’s world-renowned art scene. In his works, LaSsO re-envisions motifs, metaphors and imagery from different periods of his life and combines them with tropical flowers and plants to create an uncanny integration of these seemingly disparate sources.
In 2017, LaSso was included in ArtNet’s list of “10 Rising Street Artists Who Are Taking the Art Form Beyond Banksy.” In 2018, LaSsO teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue and Good Luck Dry Cleaners to exhibit his works during New York Fashion Week. A selection of LaSsO’s works were also showcased in the window displays of Valentino and Issey Miyake. In March of 2019, LaSsO showed with Avant Gallery at the Art Miami art fair. LaSso’s first U.S. solo show took place at Avant Gallery in New York in November of 2019.