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

Edition

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.

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.