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What is "LATRO ART"

Artist SinGh aka Mr. Caution  is an originator and developer of LatroArt.

Latro is a derivative from the word Latrodectus—a genus of a black widow spider. LatroArt can be defined as to draw and paint using the elements and principles of spider web construction. There are many ways and technique used by spiders to create spider web.

In normal painting process the relative lightness or darkness of a color  defines form. Strong contrasts in value within a composition may define the boundaries of forms. Gradations of value, or shading, also create the illusion of contour and volume.

Artist SinGh creates an image mostly with straight lines where the contour line is minimized. Therefore the movement and the energy in the lines have a continuous flow. Three dimensional shape, illusion  of depth and form  is created by simply tweaking the lines.


 “Some spider webs are geometrically symmetrical and some looks really messy, don’t let this fool you. Every line drawn in the webbing system has an end goal. Spiders are very skilled artisans. There is always more to it and even after 14 year of its existence LatroArt is still evolving,”
Artist SinGh explains the birth of the concept leading to LatroArt. “As a kid I loved adventure and I was always curious about every thing I saw. Spider webs fascinated me. I would watch tedious webbing process for hours. Who knew that someday I will get so inspired to invent a new style of painting? In 2002, I was staying with friend for few days in his basement apartment which was dark and infested with spider webs. During my stay I was bit by a spider and upon returning from the emergency room I found myself staring at the spider web. For a minute I forgot about the bite and got lost in world of imagination which gave birth to LatroArt and that bite changed everything for me.


Mr Caution Latro Art

Mr Caution Latro Art


Mr Caution Latro Art

Mr Caution Latro Art

Mr Caution Latro Art