About Lukas Fertsch
Using a sophisticated combination of lighting, painting, drawing, and sound, Lukas Fertsch creates dramatic installations that change and develop over time. His drawings appear black-and-white, but come alive with color and dynamic movement when properly lit, revealing highly layered yet invisible imagery. This theatrical reveal requires changing forms of light, and the transition from one state to the other is often choreographed and set to original music, effectively animating the static imagery. Fertsch’s mystical experimentations connect the ancient and modern, the sacred and psychedelic. The Last Supper (2008–13) features a perspectival view of a dining hall; an almost spectral Christ is depicted blessing a meal with his apostles. A trippy, multidimensional construction of architectural and biomorphic forms emanates from the right side of Jesus, representing spiritual enlightenment.
Polish, b. 1980