Upon the first glances of looking at Alex Lukas’s landscapes one might imagine that they are representations of the end of times but Lukas’s scenes are not post-apocalyptic or void of humanity. The time in which they exist are expressively ambiguous and the hint of human life can be found as one immerses themselves into the pieces. Alex lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By Jeremy Miranda, each of these beautifully done paintings has such a dreamy sense of layers, and worlds within worlds. The thread connecting each piece, using ladders, really is a sharp focus for the work linking different dimensions to one another, mesmerising stuff.
When Franz Liszt came up, I instantly recognized it from one of my copies of Dorian Gray (who I also have a crush on). I wonder who’s idea in Barnes and Noble’s marketing department was, “You know, I know the perfect guy for the cover.” Huh.
I remember walking past this wall and seeing the side of a decaying building. Now it’s an impressive work of art. A group of large murals have been popping up along the High Line in recent weeks and they’re all very well done. This one is the most colourful that I’ve seen so far. It’s a much more pleasant image to look at rather than another billboard with an advertisement for something I have no interest in.