Martin Lukáč is a Slovak painter living and working in Prague, Czech Republic. In the words of Peter Megyeši of Duve Berlin, “In the 1990s, Lukáč and his peers became inundated by visual representations of these cultural heroes [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] which became a cultural article, being used in a wide spectrum of products, often imbued with many manufacture inaccuracies, discolorations, or other visual idiosyncrasies which differed from the prototypes. The sheer number of these products gave the illusion of opulence and plenty which promised economic equality with the developed west, the birthplace of the teenage mutants. Today, they are the object of nostalgic memory, a collectively shared imagination, and they draw associations with the memories of one generation’s childhood.”
UFC x 3.
three sculptures. one of a kind.
Hand-painted by Martin Lukáč himself, each one-of-a-kind sculpture in the UFC series takes its name from the artist's favorite fighters from childhood - Chuck, Ken, and Titto.
Chuck, edition of 1.
Ken, edition of 1.
Titto, edition of 1.
Edition of 20
Each limited edition piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity hand signed by the artist, and a pair of white gloves for art handling.
MATERIAL + DIMENSIONS
Cast Resin in Satin Finish
9.5” H x 5.6” W x 7.3” D
24.1cm H x 14.2cm W x 18.5cm D
3 lb (1.3kg)
Ashes/Ashes | New york, New York
“We’re all sort of fellow travelers here, in a mighty small boat on a mighty big ocean. And the more we quarrel, criticize, and misunderstand each other, the bigger the ocean gets and the smaller the boat.”
— Lifeboat (1944)
I’d Rather Be With You
Duve Berlin | Berlin, Germany
Lukáč balances between form and formlessness, and his canvases toe the threshold between the amorphic and the moment when a form emerges and takes shape. He is interested in manifesting those shapes which culture perceives as artificial, as part of a wide repository of signs and attributes of abstract painting. In his painting compositions he places emphasis on the most basic units, referring to the unconscious in the image sphere of the abstract tradition.
- Peter Megyeši
Nevven Gallery | Göteberg, sweden
Neither fully figurative nor completely abstract, the paintings by Martin Lukáč are unruly and elegant. Repetition is fundamental in his practice. The Slovak artist’s series are built upon the iteration of straightforward powerful graphic elements and abstract ideas. Sometimes the result is purely abstract and expressionist series. More often, figurative features, like fictional characters and appropriations from popular culture, are brutally superimposed to the elaborate backgrounds — in an act which is both of defiance and exaltation of the abstract quality of the works.