mercoledì 24 giugno 2015

Interview with Martin Lukáč

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life

a)Whoa. It really depends. I´m still a student of Academy of Arts, architecture and Design in Prague. So that means I have some duties there. But my days are different. I will try to catch here my favourite routine.
When I wake up I’m thinking of making art. You know. Simultaneously I’m making a smoothie from fresh fruit and vegetable. Base is apple and carrot. After classically I'm checking emails and drinking coffee. Next step is going to studio (in school) or sometimes I draw at home or at particular spaces. (Nature, China Town, pub...) Mostly I draw. But I have some days or weeks of doing nothing.
At the early evening I´m checking some openings what are coming up. Then I go home and watch my favourite series, or read book or something till I fall asleep. I’m a pretty big geek. Actually this semester I was travelling pretty much from Prague to Leipzig. I ordered plenty stuff from KFC and then I ate it, while I was travelling to Germany. So it was colourful: D. I had a great time there on academy. And that are best spended days for me sometimes. Traveling, knowing people... My days are different I´m not daily only at studio. Sometimes on trips like these, I made the best ideas in my mind. I will try travel more in future, for sure.

q) Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?

a)I grew up in Slovakia - it is located in central Europe. Of course it was part of eastern communist block back than (26 years ago). For sure it influenced all my stuff I do. I grew up in 90 ´s in capital city - Bratislava. Imagine that, you see graffiti on “panelocks “and old socialistic weird sculptures. Everywhere was signs like “Rap” or “Prodigy” or “WTC” or painted Michael Jordan. That is awesome stuff for kid to follow. I saw for my very first time cartoon network back then, when I moved to the capital city. Because my parents lived in smaller village and I had some problems like asthma. Because of that we moved. Moving to smog Bratislava cured me. Unbelievable! J
Actually for my studies I went to Czech Republic specifically to Prague. It was Czechoslovak capitol. (26 years ago) As I mentioned I study here at the Academy and now I’m on exchange in Germany (Leipzig). I have made some series of painting based on socialistic realism. I used plaster, chemical paints and burlap -it is more like assemblage. Also the influence is in the utterance of gullibility and modernism of socialistic realism. These days I´m exhibiting things influenced more by fashion and classically I´m expressing myself by drawing so... It is kind a Mixture of various stuff that I follow these days. Currently I´m living in Leipzig and in Prague

q) What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?

a)Batman, Batman, Batman! Specifically Cartoon network series or Frank Millers comics strip, I think those two things are the thing what are you asking for.

q) Tell us a little bit about your creative process.

a)Mainly I’m having ideas or visions first. That’s base. And the second thing is drawing
I draw sometimes I feel like I´m out of my mind because of it. But for sure drawing is my creative process number one. The Process is mostly spontaneous it depends how did I figure the concept/content.

q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?

a)I don’t have any particular wishes about this. It is just so free. I hope.
Often every exhibition of mine has its own kind of statement- content. You can read it freely I think. There is no super specific clue (I don’t count curatorial text).

q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?

a)Hah! It is a normal questioning what is good and what not. What shapes, what colours, why am I doing it? Mostly is like... is that enough on the edge? (When I do some drawing/exhibition/painting)

q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?

a)I create my own limits. There are only those limits which is my mind having right now. I think limits are important. You have to know them. Know Yourself.

q) Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?

a)We have art since beginning of the entire planet. I have no doubts that it will be forever like Wu- tang J

q) Describe a world without art.

a)Lots of douchebags on streets without any other goal than survive  J ? I kind of don’t know how to imagine that. Art is everywhere, architecture, traffic signs everything. It is a life style.

q) Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)KFC. J Family Guy JBatman J

q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

a)Lately I have been working on new web-design of my own page. It will be improved by Martin Groch a great illustrator and designer. He is making me new cool portfolio. It will be finished in one month from now on. I think you will be surprised J it is and you can also see my work at PITCH magazine or Some stuff
Is on pages of particular galleries where I did exhibit previously. But mainly check out my web and Tumblr Folks! Thanks For interview!!!