Enrico Lamantin is a self-taught painter who studied law and computer science in Germany. His long-running interest in business and commerce finally found artistic form in his signature fake-neon paintings. His works explore these tubes as a radically abstracted symbol of commerce and business. Lamantin’s use of color and rough brush gestures are based on his inside perception and memories of working in big law and on major business deals. Lamantin’s interest is not only to showcase his view of the business world from the inside but to explore the contrast and disconnect between his experiences in this world to his working-class upbringing. His works pose as a distraction, tempting the viewer towards staying in the glowy foreground, making it easy not to look behind this façade.