Attila Richard Lukacs


Arbor Vitae IV, 1999
72 x 90 in., SOLD

Attila Richard Lukacs is a one of the most renowned Canadian Painters of his generation. He has exhibited extensively throughout North America and Europe and is a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver. Lukacs’ early work was shown in the The Young Romantics, a well-known Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition in 1985. This show launched the Lukacs’ career and also the careers of a small group of his peers, leading them onto international acclaim.

Lukacs has lived and worked as an artist in Berlin, New York, and Vancouver. His paintings frequently reference the historical compositions and themes of David and Caravaggio as well as the compositional devices of the miniature painters and illustrators of India and the Middle East. Best known for works that depict exaggerated male figures, such as gay skinheads and military cadets, Lukacs has also developed an extensive and critical body of abstract work. His latest series, Vessels of the Infernal Beings Incarnate, sees these two worlds blended seamlessly together in a tantric but irreverent Lotusland.

Lukacs’ work is held in numerous public and private collections such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (Belgium), Musée D’art Contemporain (Montreal), The Belkin Gallery (Vancouver), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Sala Bachir Collection (Toronto).