Alexey Luka (Luchko) was born in 1983 in Moscow, where he currently lives and works. Among the most talented and influential young artists in the Russian contemporary art scene, Luka has participated in important international projects, like the LGZ Festival in Moscow in 2013 and the project Le M.U.R. XIII in Paris in 2014, and recently created an installation commissioned by Pirelli which was shown at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan and presented by Achille Bonito Oliva. With a background in architecture studies, the Russian artist developed a unique and recognizable style, based on the use of abstract geometric shapes and chromatic variations. Perfectly comfortable with different techniques, spray paints, acrylic paints, sculpture, and collage, Alexey Luka creates complex compositions in which the colors and geometric lines interact, resulting in a sort of puzzle to decipher. The observer is left, therefor, to reconstruct and consequently interpret the image, starting precisely with the colors that suggest shapes: faces, characters and landscapes alternate in a game of perception that activates our imagination. Through the composition and decomposition of the shapes and the chromatic combinations, with references to Constructivism and Neo-plasticism, the artist aims to tell a story, to evoke a situation or a vision, in an entirely unusual and original way.
Solo show :
2015 Being here. Wunderkammern gallery. Rome. Italy.
Two person exhibitions :
2014 The long tomorrow. Pechersky gallery. Moscow. Russia
2014 Late. Still Life, Enjoyted. Lyon, France.
2012 «Side B», Project Fabrika. Moscow. Russia.
2010 Homework, Mesto gallery. Moscow. Russia.
Selected group exhibitions :
2016 Let me be your hero. Ghaya gallery. Sidi Bou Said. Tunisie.
2016 MB6 Street art. Marrakech Biennale 6th Edition. Marrakech. Morocco.
2015 Unforeseen circumstances. RuArts gallery. Moscow. Russia.
2015 Col.la.ge 2, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam. Netherlands.
2014 A Major Minority, 1AMSF Gallery. San-Francisco, USA.
2014 The new wave uncut. MSK Eastside gallery. Moscow. Russia.
2013 Col.la.ge, Mini Galerie. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2013 Wider Than A Postcard, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland , USA.
2013 Famile Recomposee, Open Space Gallery, Paris. France
2013 Synthesis & Integration, Art.ru gallery. Moscow. Russia.
2009 Seattle Moscow Poster Show, Bumbershoot Gallery, Seattle, USA.