Lukas Luzius Leichtle

It is essential to me to run ideas and thoughts which may appear incoherent and difficult to grasp through the filter of my painting process. At some point, the painting achieves a kind of autonomy which allows me to gain a new perspective on the initial thought."

 

Lukas Luzius Leichtle's practice explores the depiction of skin as an organ that lays on the outside of our bodies, encasing and separating us as individuals whilst at the same time being the first point of contact to everything else. The multi layered nature of skin is mirrored in the form of his paint application. The compression and deformation of the appearance of human bodies in the artist's oeuvre reflects on activities and movements of the inner self. The works can be imagined as if they were a play on stage, a hyperbole of reality, where the slightly exaggerated poses are close to being theatrical.
 
Born in 1995 in Aachen, Germany, Lukas Luzius Leichtle is currently studying at the painting department of the Kunsthochschule in Weißensee, Berlin. His work has been shown in Berlin, London and Antwerp and will be exhibited at the Westbund Art Fair in Shanghai later this year.