8 color Offset Lithograph
15 x 18 inches
Edition of 20
Printed with the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, University of the Arts; 2011
With a wide range of artistic influences, Alex Lukas creates highly detailed drawings, subtly rendered prints, and complex ‘zines. Moving between mono- or duo-tone and lush color, his work challenges the perception of the urban environment as a place of inevitable destruction. Though his landscapes can seem eerily foreboding and forsaken, the artist eschews the term “post- apocalyptic” for his work, preferring to leave the meaning behind his works open to viewer interpretation in a variety of ways.
After many years in Philadelphia, Lukas recently relocated to Chicago, IL. Previously he was a member of Philadelphia-based collective Space 1026. His imprint, Cantab Publishing, has released over 35 small books and ‘zines since 2001.
Lukas has exhibited his work at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA; TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Space 1026, The Print Center, and Extra Extra in Philadelphia; as well as other US and international venues.
His work is included in The West Collection in Oaks, PA, the Spencer Museum of Art at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, the Progressive Collection in Mayfield Village, Ohio amongst other public and private collections. Lukas has been awarded residencies at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, The Ucross Foundation in Ucross, WY and AS220 in Providence, RI.
A collaborative ‘zine including Lukas’ work and produced by MEGAWORDS was distributed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2012, and his pieces were also on display at the Editions/ Artists’ Book Fair in New York in 2011.
You can learn more about Lukas via his website here: alexlukas.com
And read an interview with Alex with Dan Haddigan here: PGKA Blog