NEW YORK, NY: Thread Paintings and Larvae Paintings. These are the two major bodies of works by Emil Lukas for its latest exhibition at Sperone Westwater in NY.
The unique ability of Emil Lukas to harness the physical attributes of materials and organic processes, his distinctive use of everyday organic materials, such as thread, silk, or larvae, and innovative techniques, create intricate works which engage the viewer in an intimate and contemplative way. Colour, opacity and densit create in most of his works a sort of three-dimensional object that enchant the viewer.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1964, Emil Lukas has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including the solo exhibition “Emil Lukas: Connection to the Curious” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT, in 2005. His work is in important private and public collections, such as the Panza Collection, Italy; The Dakis Joannou Collection, Greece; and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.
Photos by Vassili Di Napoli
Written by Emanuela Virago on 01.11.14