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Michael Lucero

American, b. 1953

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Michael Lucero

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American, b. 1953

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Michael Lucero’s painted clay sculptures are surreal blends of folk ceramic traditions, abstract painting, reptilian forms, body parts, and plant-like structures. “I really love to mix materials,” he says. “I truly believe that my world has informed my work and will continue to do so. I try to think of the material of clay as a metaphor and remind myself of the artifacts that we have in our culture that I can comment on with my work.” He incorporates different stylistic references from pre-Columbian, Native American, European, and American folk art traditions, combining classical art references with techniques and imagery traditionally excluded from the canon.

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Michael Lucero’s painted clay sculptures are surreal blends of folk ceramic traditions, abstract painting, reptilian forms, body parts, and plant-like structures. “I really love to mix materials,” he says. “I truly believe that my world has informed my work and will continue to do so. I try to think of the material of clay as a metaphor and remind myself of the artifacts that we have in our culture that I can comment on with my work.” He incorporates different stylistic references from pre-Columbian, Native American, European, and American folk art traditions, combining classical art references with techniques and imagery traditionally excluded from the canon.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Sculpture Magazine