lucas lai

lucas lai

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About lucas lai

In contemporary art, beauty is often regarded as superficial. However, I believe that beauty is a fundamental challenge and responsibility which faces all artists. How do we imbue our creations with something that is beyond form and so diverse in its expression, yet so deeply personal to both the creator and the viewer.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I try to find this beauty, in the world and in myself; translate it into something tangible for others to enjoy. I seek to create images which serve as catalysts for emotions, whatever they may be. This is the ultimate power of art - as a way in to yourself.

*I am working on getting open edition prints of my work available on this site for those who prefer prints than originals, please contact me via my website for more information.

www.allthingsdirt.com
www.instagram.com/lucas1005

Education

Parsons School of Design
American University of Paris
Simon's Rock College of Bard

Events

2018 Artist Residency - Artists in an Olive Garden, Arles, France

2016 Exhibition coordinator, Ai Weiwei Studio Berlin, Germany

2011 Artist Residency - La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts, Noyers sur Serein, France

2010 Exhibition coordinator/archivist for Interlacing, Ai Weiwei's photograph retrospective - Ai Weiwei Studio, Beijing, China

Exhibitions

2011 Solo Exhibition "Pelerin", Artist in Residence at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts, Noyers sur Serein, France.
2012 Group Exhibition Young Artists Exhibition, Berlin-Avantgarde, Berlin, Germany.
2013 Group Exhibition Young Artists Exhibition, Berlin-Avantgarde, Berlin, Germany.