28.05.09 by Jeff

Alex Lukas

Drawings by Alex Lukas. Philly.

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache

alex lukas drawing painting mixed media gouache













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Eight years ago, Alex and I were classmates in Rome. Six years ago, we were neighbours in Brooklyn. Unfortunately don’t see much of him these days, but seems he’s always up to a dozen or so new and interesting things, and is always an inspiration. Nice to see him get some Booooooom love.

  • These are great! Thanks for posting, seem like visions we have worried about, but beautiful and reflective.

  • ted

    I take it he read The Road too

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  • chad

    so are these digital?

    • according to the site they are gouache, acrylic, ink and watercolour. so, no.

  • emily

    few posts recently seem to have the theme of beautiful-yet-disasterious/decaying – and i like it!

  • Kristina

    kevin costner thrives in these situations

  • lapetitefaon

    Insane. Brilliant. Ughhhh. Favorite post ever?

  • alex

    he talks about his process somewhere on fecalface.com

  • very very nice.

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  • Rob James

    Really beautiful. I love the technique, but most of I love the theme and the evidence of past human activity, but the lack of actual humans. Call me sociopathic, but to me these look like really beautiful places. I think the evidence of what (was) todays chaotic western consumerist culture contrasted with the lack of movement after that culture has disappeared makes these pieces seem so much more peaceful, and our existence in the here and now seem so much noisier and aggressive. Really good stuff!





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