b. 1973 Neuss, Germany
Signed and dated verso, on side, bottom left
Oil on canvas
67 x 55 in. (170 x 140 cm)
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Canvas is slightly slack, otherwise this piece is in good condition.
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Simone Lucas studied with the renowned figurative painter and teacher Dieter Krieg at the Dusseldorf Art Academy. Her paintings employ an artistic double strategy: they are both effusive demonstrations of painting’s technical possibilities and precisely calculated analyses of their respective visual effectiveness. That sense of a painting's dual nature is at the heart of Lucas’ work.
Lucas creates mystical and mysterious pictorial worlds that evoke memories and associations but have little in common with the real world. The protagonists are mostly young women and children on the threshold of adulthood. They accompany us through timeless and spaceless sceneries, without looking at or perceiving the viewer. Often they are immersed in their thoughts and feelings or scribble words and drawings on blackboards, the floor or notepads. H
Lucas has exhibited in New York, Madrid, Mailand, and Berlin, among others.