Martin Lukac grew up in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, amid a mash up between 90’s pop culture and communism. Since those days he has continued in his art studies in other Eastern European countries. His style of abstract painting is rooted in his geography and perspective of influence of western civilization. Lukac’s paintings vary from series to series in intent. Some map daily, routine things in a comparison of memory and reality while many refer to the 90’s culture from distant America that he grow up so excited about. Both of these concepts can be seen in his book of drawings and his ninja turtle series. This is apparent. But to me, Martin Lukac’s painting is much deeper. It’s art that makes you think about art and the relation to the artist. He practices constantly with the composition of loose lines, scrawled like graffiti, onto layered fields of color. His works have been displayed at strange angles on chairs, leaned over heaps of Nikes, on bare plywood walls, and in white cube-esque gallery spaces. It’s almost as if he is constantly creating art that references himself and his relation (or the human relation) to painting. Where we take it in, how we take it in, what makes us like it, and how we recycle it back out into the world. Take a look at his beautiful work below!
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