Lukas Luzius Leichtle: Spirit Resonance, Where I Was Briefly Living

Lukas Luzius Leichtle

Artwork’s Title: Spirit Resonance, Where I Was Briefly Living

Materials Used: Oil On Gesso Primed Canvas

Studio Based: Berlin

Lukas Luzius Leichtle, Spirit Resonance, Where I was briefly living, 140 x 110 cm, οil on gesso primed canvas, 2020

Can you tell us about the process of making your work? 

I usually work with a combination of sketches and digital images/collages. This particular painting is based on a form of slow performance/dance, during which I simultaneously generate a high number of panorama photographs. I later select and combine elements until I arrive at the image I want to paint.

How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?

Ambivalent, Sensitive, Slow.

Would you use another three different words to describe the “Spirit Resonance, Where I was briefly living” painting?

Moving, Soft, Focused.

How did you come up with this painting idea? Is there any story behind this painting?

Growing up in Germany I always felt like there was/is a strong emphasis on self-control and composure. I myself struggle with letting go of such control which has a strong impact on my way of working. With this painting I was interested in the very free creation of the image through dance and movement and the in some part uncontrollable digital component and the translation of that freedom into my composed form of painting.

What colour is used the most in this painting?

Burnt umber.

What would be the best way to exhibit your work?

I always dream of a free standing hexagon shaped room with an open ceiling.

How do you know when this painting was finished? 

I always try to achieve a well rounded rendering of the painting which still holds some human marks and traces and at some point I start to erase too much of that personality and have to force myself to stop overpainting.

What about the place where you work? What’s your studio space look like?

My studio is at Kunsthochschule Weißensee. And at my home for when I do drawings.

Is there any particular message that you wish your viewers can take from this painting? 

Depending on the person maybe being less controlled and more interconnected with their body.

What does your mum think about your art?

She is very happy and supportive.

Which exhibition did you visit last?

Amberg Wellmann at Kraupa Tuskany Zeidler.

Which are your plans for the near future? 

I have different paintings I want to realize and just need time and that hexagon shaped room please!

Additional Paintings

Lukas Luzius Leichtle, Spirit resonance Head 4, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas, 2020
Lukas Luzius Leichtle, Guyliner, 100 x 70 cm, oil on canvas, 2020
Lukas Luzius Leichtle, Object of nature, 50 x 70 cm, oil on canvas, 2020


All images are courtesy of the artist

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