Initially recognisable motifs borrowed from nostalgic, pop-culture characters of yesteryear are rendered abstract through Lucas Geor’s crucial brushstrokes and seemingly arbitrary use of colour.
Recounting the bold lines of the 'wild style', NYC subway graffiti artists, the abstracted perspectives of Master Cubists like Picasso, and influenced by disparate artistic mediums - a century of the avant-garde, vintage signwriting, advertising, animation - Lucas’ painting synthesises fine details and his tongue-in-cheek humour through an assured, lyrical spontaneity.
Lucas' work shirks convention and creates a subtle commentary about the environment around him, while the identifiable figures establish a dialogue that requires we join in on his vivid, and vital, conversation.
Lucas was born in 1988 in Sydney Australia. After completing his BFA at COFA, UNSW, he moved to NYC. He now resides in Byron Bay.
Lucas' next show "Hey, my threads, baby" Opens on May 13 at Brunswick St Gallery, opening night May 14 at 6pm.
2021 - Group Show - 'Emerging to established winter show', Krause Gallery, New York City
2020 - Solo Show - 'Will there ever be a rainbow?', Yeah Nice Gallery, Byron Bay
2019 - Solo Show - 'Summer Salon', Bayleaf, Byron Bay
2019 - Finalist - 'Fisher's Ghost Art Prize', Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2019 - Group Show - 'Big Whoop', Big Whoop Gallery, Byron Bay
2019 - Solo Show - 'Neighbours', Good Thanks, New York City
2019 - Booth Display - 'Superfine Art Fair', Los Angeles
2019 - Group Show - 'Emerging to established winter show', Krause Gallery, New York City
2017 - Group Show - 'Candy Show', ConArts, New York City
2017 - Group Show - 'Residents Show', Spread Art, Detroit
2017 - Group Show - 'Spring Residency Show', ConArts, New York City
2017 - Group Show - 'Winter Salon Show', Greenpoint Gallery, New York City
2016 - Solo Show - 'Bar Flies', Benson's, New York City
2016 - Solo Show - 'Fav Things', Two Hands, New York City
2015 - Solo Show - 'Catalogue', Sly Fox, Sydney
2014 - Group Show - 'Graduate Show', COFA, Sydney
2013 - Group Show - 'Alisa Fedele album launch', Hoy Hub Gallery, Sydney
2012 - Finalist - 'North Sydney Art Prize', North Sydney Hall, Sydney
2012 - Group Show - 'End of year show', COFA, Sydney
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