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Martin Lukak born in Piešťany, Slovakia (1989). He lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2013 to 2016 he attended the Academy of Arts Architectue and Design in Prague and in 2015 he attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig.
Lukac’s painting practice revolves largely around the depiction of motifs. Alighting upon a given form, the simpler, the better, he depicts it, sometimes repeatedly within the same canvas, until he has essentially exhausted it. The motifs can range from modified grids, full of expressive higgledly- piggledly interiors; what looks like a shield or a coat of arms; and more recently, the poorly drawn profile of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. A motif, for Lukac, can also be methodical, such as in the case of his white on white paintings, in which a series of gestures, initially applied in dark paint on a canvas, is limned over with white paint, as if to provisionally erase them. Given the gestural nature of Lukac’s work, it would seem that expression or expressiveness would be important to him, but that expressiveness, whose value typically lies within its singularity, is patently negated by Lukac’s will to repeat that gesture, and with it, its singularity. And yet, his repetitions are not purely conceptual, but wield an aesthetic charge, as if to emphasize, to embolden, and underline the fact (and facture) of painting and its essential structure. He thus creates tension between the author’s and the audience’s perception of the object and shows it both as a commodity andan artefact. Our attention becomes focusedon the relationship between originality, copies and serialism, and on the difference between an original authorial gesture and a brand. Martin Lukak born in Piešťany, Slovakia (1989). He lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2013 to 2016 he attended the Academy of Arts Architectue and Design in Prague and in 2015 he attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. His work has been exhibited in: Goodbye Ai Wei Wei, INI Project, Prague, Czech Republic (2018); Roel van Der Linden & Martin Lukáč, New York Denim 85, De Vishal, Haarlem (2017); We are the ones volume 1, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen (2017); HolstebroDecisions,Decisions, California institute of the arts, Valencia (2017); Dog.Piss.Protection.Attachments, I: Project space, Beijing (2016); UMPRUM 2014, National Gallery Prague, Prague (2015); ART AND SHADOW, Czech center Prague, Gallery Nod, Prague(2014). In 2016 he also received the 9Th Prize of art critique for young painting.

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