ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS (1962-)
SHARP SKIN PORTRAIT VIII
oil on plywood
signed, dated ‘97 and inscribed “VIII, New York, USA 97-8, R, #9” on the reverse
20.75 ins x 18 ins; 52.7 cms x 45.7 cms
Attila Richard Lukacs is known as a pioneer in the Canadian Contemporary art scene, highly revered for his ambition and international success. As a spontaneous and outlandish multidisciplinary artist, Lukacs turned heads in the early 1990s with his portrayals of sexual aggression and social deviance though painting and photography. Keenly interested in the neo-Nazi subculture of West Germany, he launched his career once he arrived in Berlin, inviting young skinheads into his studio and turning fascist symbols into sex objects.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Lukacs attended the Emily Carr institute of Art and Design and graduated in 1985. His work is included in many public and private collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum van Hedendaagse (Belgium), Musée D’art Contemporain (Montréal), the Belkin Gallery (Vancouver) and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He remains a driving force in the Canadian art community, currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Private Collection, Toronto