Photo: David Lucas in Sheffield, Yorkshire

David Lucas

Artist

Throughout a professional career spanning three decades I have exhibited widely in public and private galleries, art fairs and 'alternative' exhibition spaces. My work has been met with critical acclaim and is held in many collections world wide. A broad interest in the natural world, astrophysics and philosophy has inspired and informed my outlook and creative process................ "David Lucas has progressed from recording the landscape to a more subjective interpretative art which has allowed for a greater emotional and philosophical response to painting. Light, shafts of brightness and horizon lines are put into the work but his interest in the deeper aspects of infinity has widened the vision. He attempts to unravel the experience of the moment from both external and internal points of view. The contemporary response to the world is to fragment it. Lucas explores the fragmentary. His creative process incorporates a superstructure and the accidental potential within it." (William Waters, Author) "David Lucas creates evocative and sensual paintings. Although not directly representational, the paintings often contain the typical components of traditional landscapes such as beams of light and horizons. His Turneresque skyscapes explore the emotional and philosophical elements of painting. In 'Fragments', each painting is a small part of a larger picture, embodying the processes of examination and division relating to science in the Twenty-First Century. For David these highly romantic paintings "take on board our present day understanding of the cosmos, our discoveries and understanding of space and its appearance." (Dominic Mason. 20-21 Visual Arts Centre) read full statement

Location Sheffield, Yorkshire
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme
Artforms / type of project Painting
Tags Expressionistic, Gestural, Painterly, Abstraction
Website http://www.davidlucasartist.co.uk

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  • The Other Art Fair

    16/10/2014 – 19/10/2014
    Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

    Now in its seventh edition T O A F is selected by Anita Zabludowicz, Omar Kholeif, Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, Sophie O'Brien, Curator at Serpentine Gallery, and celebrated artist Polly Morgan.

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