construction layer mixed media series, base material acrylic boards and canvas / 2009-2011
Lukas has been living on and off in Beijing since 2007. The pervading immensity of construction and continues reformation, building materials, walls, cranes, trucks and workers forming the city scape of Beijing and of cities all across China, is a sight very difficult to render. Lukas started recording some of these building sites in 2009 by photographing, sketcheing or simply by actively looking at them. He then created the first collage on a thick acrylic board with spray paint, lacquer and pencil. He applied several layers of print (silkscreen and a digital high pressure heat print) onto the board. Following several layers of lacquer and spray paint. The result very much resembled Lukas’ feelings towards these enormous impressions blurred by Beijing life and its fast growing environment. This first piece was a starting point for a two year journey of layering his construction memory onto flat surfaces. Acrylic board, canvas, paper, silkscreen, etching, oil and acrylic paint, digital print, spray paint and pencil are some of the techniques and materials used in this series.