Nicholas Lucius’s experimental paintings, mixed media print installations, and digital collages incorporate elements traditionally used in conceptual and new media art
Nicholas Lucius is a painter, mixed media artist, and digital innovator in the Avant-Garde, experimenting with the human subconscious through the realms of surrealism, high fashion, and popular culture. Lucius sees his work as a “visual feast”, or a vehicle to allow viewers to explore and indulge in their own sense of creative freedom.
Nicholas Lucius’s experimental paintings, mixed media print installations, and digital collages incorporate elements traditionally used in conceptual and new media art. Heavily influenced by the evocative surrealist, his Large-scale paintings often start with an idea that is drawn up, painted, and collaged, Frankenstein-ing images together, as well as using materials like acrylic or water-soluble oil paints. Once the piece is perfected, The artwork is then transformed with an abundance of mixed media, Swarovski crystals, and other decadent jewels.
Imbued with its own evolution, the work takes form through a series of unstructured experiments. Lucius analyzes the endless possibilities of material or method to introduce an additional dimension to the work, loudly rejecting older artistic structures. With this, Lucius is able to deliver hyper surreal-driven imagery, creating an oeuvre that is witty, compelling, and autonomous in the Avant-Garde.
“Art, for me, is about passion, creative fervor, and harnessing your ability to always be in a state of reinvention. I want the world to see Art that is constantly fighting against boredom and banality. Maybe even free my viewers from the fatigue of the publicly and politically "correct" by being more creatively myself than what society says is “correct”.
Nicholas Lucius was born in Tampa, FL where he lives, works, and practices his passionate obsession with Art.