Nicholas Lucius is a painter, mixed media artist and an innovator in the Avant-Garde, experimenting with human subconscious through the realms of surrealism, high fashion and popular culture. Lucius sees his work as a “visual feast”, a vehicle to allow viewers to explore and indulge in their own existential apprehensions.
Nicholas Lucius’s experimental paintings, mixed media print installations and digital collages incorporate elements traditionally used in conceptual and new media art. Heavily influenced from the surrealist, his Large-scale paintings often start with an idea that is drawn up, painted, and collaged using images from the internet, as well as using materials like acrylic or water soluble oil paints. The piece is then scanned into Photoshop to be digitally altered or reinvented. Once the piece is perfected, it is printed on canvas using inkjet technology. The artwork is then transformed, once again, with an abundance of mixed media.
Imbued with its own evolution, the work takes form through a series of unstructured experiments. Lucius analyzes the endless possibilities of material or method to introduce an additional dimension to the work, loudly rejecting older artistic structures. With this, Lucius is able to deliver hyper surreal driven imagery, creating an oeuvre that is witty, compelling and autonomous in the Avant-Garde.
“Art, for me, is about passion, creative fervor and harnessing your ability to always be in a state of reinvention. I want the world to see a talent that is constantly fighting against boredom and banality. Maybe even free my viewers from the fatigue of the publicly and politically correct by being more myself than what society says is “correct”.
Nicholas Lucius was born in Tampa, FL where he lives, works, and practices his passionate obsession with Art.