Lucas Kaiser is a German mixed-media artist whose practice encompasses drawing, collage, and printing. His works address the viewer’s perception by an investigation of formal deceptions and the interplay of a multiverse of patterns and color. The artist produces color and pencil drawings with varied layers and formal elements, where he often depicts absurd motives. Often playful, sometimes ironical in their outlook, the works confuse through their apparent non-narration, its formal refractions, and the multiplicity of layers, shades, and color.

 

Using a collage technique including hatching, embossing and print elements, Lucas Kaiser’s paintings ask for a close observation in order to understand their structure and making. A large part of the pictorial space is made up of the repetition of pictograms or individual elements together that create a content-related insistence and a radical void with pattern formations caused at the same time. This individual and innovative technique presents at the same time a challenging and entertaining artistic approach. “In contrast to my color pencil works, in which I try to play off form against the content and vice versa; the pencil drawings are creating a strong mutual conditionality; a kind of co-dependance in their figures, forms and repetitive fragments.”

 

Lucas Kaiser’s works are created in a time-consuming meditative drawing technique, consisting of lots of tiny, little lines and strokes by pencil. The works of Lucas Kaiser investigate form, implicating notes of figurative human elements, inclined with a sense of humour, restlessness and a direct approach, impaired with a loss of control, in his drawing process.

 

Lucas Kaiser, born in 1994 in Erding, DE. Lucas Kaiser studied Painting at the HGB Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, completing his MFA in 2021. In 2019, he held an academic year abroad at the National College of Art in Dublin, IE.  His work has been exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions in Germany, DE, and in Ireland, IE. Lucas Kaiser lives and works in Leipzig, DE.