Friday, March 20, 2009

Q&A: Polaroids and Porny Trees with Attila Richard Lukacs

Attila Richard Lukacs is one of the best known Canadian artists of the 1980s and 90s. I remember seeing his huge canvases of sexy skinheads for the first time back then, and being a little shocked myself. The man knows how to make an impression on a high school girl's mind! In any case, Lukacs's work, which dealt openly with sexuality, fetish and arousal, made a big impression on the Group of Seven lovin' Canadian art scene. So I was pleased to be able to chat with him about a rather different set of work currently on view at the Art Gallery of Alberta: arrangements of small Polaroid pics that Lukacs used as figure studies for his paintings over the years. The National Post published the condensed interview today; click here to read on.
Image of one of Lukacs's Polaroid grids from Exposure, Edmonton's queer arts & culture fest

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