Lucas Oertel

I paint with oil on canvas, figurative, using powerful colour and always seek for a dialogue between form and content. By covering the canvas with several structured and nuanced layers I try to find a shape. At the end of this process there is always the impression of a human being.

Picture by picture I develop a solitary form of diction for the concept of man. I try approaching my figures in a refinded way to create their specific character and therefore to make them seem lively.

For me, the hightest significance lays in the ambivalence between the strenghts and weaknesses of man which cannot be seperated in terms of the works form. Neither can one‘s harmlessness and sincerity exist solitary, just as the depiction.

With my entire focus on the painting I use this as my medium.

1983 born in Dresden

2008–2010

Master student of Prof. Peter Bömmels

2008

Diploma at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts

2005–2006

Erasmus scholarship in Cuenca, Spain

2004–2008

Main studies at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts with Prof. Peter Bömmels

2002–2010

Basic studies at the Dresden Art Academy with Prof. Siegfried Klotz and Prof. Elke Hopfe

Scholarships

2005–2006

Erasmus scholarship in Cuenca, Spain

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