Lucas Thorik: Equilibrium
1st December – 31st January 2022
197-205 Brompton Street
equilibrium, a solo exhibition of artworks by Dutch artist Lucas Thorik, opens The ARX’s winter programme. Thorik’s vibrant present delivers serenity throughout an intense period of time of December festivities, and hope about the coldest, darkest January days.
Discovering the house established amongst opposing forces, Thorik’s highly effective summary canvases carry on the artist’s exploration of balance. Whether or not this is made by way of texture from his coarse application of impasto white plaster which is then superposed by a misting of spray paint, color, from white to lively neons, or size, a extensive canvas contrasted by a little sq., the artist’s pursuit for inner balance is marked in each and every piece.
Right now, Thorik operates on his canvases instantly onto the floor working with multi-media across
quite a few canvases at one time, mirroring the Summary Expressionists in advance of him, to ensure there are equal pieces of stability and electrical power in his sequence. Staying in just the boundaries of the canvas is a type of therapy for the artist. Just as viewing the functions is a meditative system for the viewer, the creative system supplies a tonic for Thorik.
In just the canvases there are linear sorts, reflecting the research for control, while the occasional curved and swollen styles echo times of ecstatic launch. In spite of the total composed quality of Thorik’s functions, via his exercise, he does not aim to current a fantastic world, altered and contorted. In its place he exhibits the unfiltered and authentic, its edges are tough and its which means is left open to interpretation with nearer examination.
Thorik was selected by the gallery to just take aspect in their residency programme over Spring 2022, the place he gained inspiration from the metropolis. The programme invites artists to commit up to a few months in the in-residence studio with the likely to showcase functions in a solo exhibit with the gallery.
©2023 Lucas Thorik
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