Contemporary artist Lucas Price, formerly known as Cyclops, blends the traditional and the modern, merging contemporary photorealism with antiquated styles and religious iconography.
Price completed a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art, London. In 2008, he exhibited at the Tate Modern as part of their exhibition ‘Art on the Street’ and, in 2015, appeared in Bonhams’ contemporary auction. As well as working as a fine artist, Lucas Price founded the postmodernist menswear label ‘A.Four Labs’, with Tokyo-based designer Kazuki Kuraishi.
His work centres around the still life, exploring the possibilities of a single snapshot. Fascinated by the coexistence of beauty and decay, Price’s work combines the stillness and harmony of photorealist imagery, with the chaos and commotion of urban life, to create an aesthetic which is mournful and modern. His work brings together image and text, to explore the relationship between language and visual culture, and the power of art as a fundamental tool of communication.
His photorealist series ‘Way of All Flesh’, which previewed in November 2013 at The Outsiders, London, combines Baroque imagery with street art motifs, to contemplates the role of the art institution and its relationship to commodity cultures in the twenty-first century.
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