Emil Lukas makes evident every process and part that goes into his work. Byproducts of his studio practice and the natural environment become source material for and subjects of works that are both painting and sculpture. The pieces are histories of their own inspiration and construction. Wide-ranging materials, including paper coffee cups used to mix paint, bottle caps, plaster casts of objects and body parts, organic residue, string, and bubble wrap are part of the archeology of each piece and the vocabulary of them all.
He has had solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater in New York, Studio La Citta in Verona, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, among others. Lukas has participated in shows at museums including Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Kresge Art Museum in East Lansing, and the Drawing Center in New York.
Courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery
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