Lukas Heerich

Lukas Heerich (b. Düsseldorf, 1989) lives and works between Berlin and Paris.
His practice ranges across a number of media, including installation, sculpture, painting, sound, composition, photography, and performance. Heerich trained at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, where he was Meisterschüler of Andreas Gursky, and at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, where he graduated in 2020.

Creepers

Lukas Heerich - Creepers
6 February - 15 April 2017
Opening: Saturday, 4 February 2017


Lukas Heerich‘s work deals with the subject of visibility and invisibility in different media using surfaces, overlays and stratifications.

With Creepers he devotes himself to the camouflage pattern. Closely associated with the methods of modern warfare, it was first tested in field combat during the First World War. Since the late 1960s, however, Camouflage has also become increasingly present in the civilian sphere: sometimes as a sign of pacifist protest, or as a conscious public provocation. Later, in many variations, it became part of fashion.

Heerich dissects and processes selected camouflage patterns and then precisely stencils them onto the carefully prepared canvas. Selected shapes and colors combine subtly varied elements from different historical and geopolitical contexts. The individual components of the patterns thus lose their clear recognition value and identities seem to dissolve in the process.

Placed in the exhibition space, with the distinctive tiles typical of GDR architecture, Heerich‘s work additionally unfolds its character as picturesque gestures.

Text: Philipp Fürnkäs

Lukas Heerich, Creepers, Installation view, 2017, Italic Berlin

Lukas Heerich, Creepers, Installation view, 2017, Italic Berlin

Lukas Heerich, Creepers, 2017, Installation view, Italic Berlin

Lukas Heerich, Creepers, 2017, Oil on canvas, 220 x 150 cm

Lukas Heerich, Creepers, 2017, Oil on canvas, 220 x 150 cm

Editions

Lukas Heerich

Creepers

Lukas Heerich, Creepers, 2017
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm,
Edition 1+1 AP

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Lukas Heerich - Creepers.

With Creepers Lukas Heerich devotes himself to the camouflage pattern. Closely associated with the methods of modern warfare, it was first tested in field combat during the First World War. Since the late 1960s, however, Camouflage has also become increasingly present in the civilian sphere: sometimes as a sign of pacifist protest, or as a conscious public provocation. Later, in many variations, it became part of fashion.

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Neustadt

Drohgebärden

Regular price $12.00
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Music, design and mixing: Lukas Heerich and Mirko Podkowik

Artist: Neustadt
Title: Drohgebärden
Format: LP / CD / Digital
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No.: ITA097
Release date: 21 January 2013
Distribution: Rough Trade

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Spumante

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Written and produced by Stabil Elite. Performed by Lucas Croon, Lukas Heerich, Timo Hein, Martin Sonnensberger, Nikolai Szymanski.

Artist: Stabil Elite
Title: Spumante
Format: 2LP+CD / CD / Digital
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No. ITA105
Release date: 13 May 2016

Tenor saxophone on tracks 1, 2 and 4 performed by Julius Gabriel. Mixed by Lucas Croon. Mixing assistance by Timo Hein. Mastered by Mike Grinser at Manmade, Berlin. Executive producer: Marc Knauer. Photography by Klaus Mettig, VG Bild-Kunst. Image processing by Pola & Orson Sieverding. Concept by Nikolai Szymanski and Lucas Croon. Layout & neon design by Nikolai Szymanski. Shot at Schmela Haus, Düsseldorf. Room installation by Andreas Schmitten. Special appearance by Alex Wissel.

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