Alex Lukas (NAP #92) is one of the most prolific artists I know. When he's not experimenting in his studio or attending an artist residency, he is driving across the country gathering images of the US landscape for inspiration. In fact, I bet if he's traveling by plane nowadays he's rather bummed out.
To quote our publisher, Steven Zevitas, "In many ways, Lukas’ landscapes, which combine sites real and imagined - with a healthy nod towards Hollywood and art history - tell the end of the story, as man-made structures yield back to nature. The works pivot on series of dichotomies: violence and quietude; the manmade and the natural; hope and a profound sense of despair. They also grapple with ideas about national morality and societal fragility."
Boston, home of New American Paintings, was lucky enough to have him create an installation for the Converse Wall to Wall project. Check out these fantastic images of the installation process and final product. Enjoy! - Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher
If you're in town, here's where to go check it out in person.
All Photos By Ryan Sheapare and Alex Lukas.
Alex Lukas attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received a BFA in 2003. Since graduating, his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at Telefon Til Chefen (TTC) Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco. His work is included in both public and private collections, including the The Spencer Museum of Art, the West Collection and The Progressive Collection.