La Rouille is a French street artist whose preferred canvases include abandoned buildings and derelict walls covered in rust. The artist himself remains anonymous. His nickname, La Rouille, translates to ‘the rust’. His works revolve around portraits and figurative images, with a lonely or introspective air that matches the decay of the surroundings they find themselves in. His painterly strokes create a sort of haziness around the figure’s edges, as if the images are spontaneously formed out of the surface itself.
La Rouille began painting about three years ago when he was forced to stop rock climbing due to a problem with his hands. He was looking for a new hobby and felt inspired to paint. He’s been exploring abandoned and crumbling places on which to create his artworks since. [source]