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Lucas Thorik, artist

He paints by feel, building his works from multiple layers and letting the up's & down's of his own emotion flow through into his creations. Self-taught artist Lucas Thorik can be admired with his characteristic works at MASTERS Gallery starting today.Text: Larissa Schaule Jullens
Image: Lucas Thorik

Good Company

"This is the first work I named my current series after: Series Pink Punk. Hidden in this painting is a whole range of previous works. I'm a big fan of vintage design, and I add a lot of character to my works. My work is composed of multiple layers, each of which has a small nuance of color. My artworks incorporate all the emotions and associated ups and downs that come with life."

Sunday Light

"My work is all about emotion. As a qualified chaotic person with a great desire for stability and balance, each painting emerges from my own personal foundation. Generally, the start of a new work is nothing more than a vague idea about color, shape and an environment where I would like to see this work hung. In doing so, I deliberately often choose large canvases with a bright spot color. Sunday light. One Sunday morning, while taking this photograph, a pattern of sunlight spontaneously fell on the wall next to the work. This magical event made choosing a name for this work very easy. The white is partly applied with lime. This lime, combined with the harder pink acrylic, creates a matte contrast."

Another Sunday Tribute

"Another sunday tribute. Again, the name comes from photographing my works on a Sunday. The construction of the work is in line with previous paintings, but Another sunday tribute uses only acrylic on linen. You will not easily find a political statement or a traceable image in my work. Instead, I am open to what others see in my creations. My goal? To create art where balance and abstraction are visible..."

Check out Lucas' Instagram page here.