Dear God Give Me the Strength or Magic Beans                   or Cash…

About Lucas Grogan

Australian artist Lucas Grogan draws on aboriginal Australian crafts as inspiration in his paintings and drawings. In his own words, the artist is “interested by the demarcations, prejudices and collisions between competing and/or colliding cultures, and knew I wanted to create work about these problems.” His ornate works include bright colors, complicated patterns, and words. The lozenge-shaped painting You Deserve Better (2013) features star constellations spelling out the title, giving cosmological significance to a mournful remark on the status of a personal relationship. Everything All At Once Everytime (2013) consists of vibrating lines emanating from the text and surrounded by geometric patterns and images of bottles, genitals, and a smiling face.

Australian, b. 1984, Maitland, Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Antipodean Inquiry, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore
2013
SACRED/ICONIC, Garis & Hahn, New York