Felipe Echeverry, known by the name LaSsO, began his career as an architect in his native city of Cali in 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-invisions motifs, metaphors and imagery experienced through different periods of the artist’s life, combined with tropical flowers and plants to create an uncanny integration between these seemingly disparate sources. In 2018, LaSsO teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue and Good Luck Dry Cleaners to exhibit the artworks during New York Fashion Week. A selection of LaSsO’s works were also showcased in the window displays of Valentino and Issey Miyake. In 2017, LaSso was included in ArtNet’s list of “10 Rising Street Artists Who Are Taking the Art Form Beyond Banksy.”