Portraits from Outer Space— The work of Luke RudolfJuxtapoz // Thursday, 27 Jan 2011
In the Summer of 2010, Luke Rudolf exhibited his first solo show at Kate MacGarry Gallery in London, unveiling some abstract portraits that when looked at for extensive periods of time, began to expose figurative and familiar "human" traits. The look like portraits from outer space.
The London-based artists work has been described by "Each piece is an orchestrated drama, a controlled explosion that exploits the earnest daubs of the expressionist as well as the graphic immediacy of design. The paintings' relationship to art history is consequently far from reverent, as the remit of Modernism is satirically reversed to produce a monster of addition rather than the spirit of reductivism."