Paintings by Attila Richard Lukacs
Canadian-born painter Attila Richard Lukacs’s large-scale paintings are steeped in art-historical references and homoeroticism. Evoking mythological rites of passage, with oddly shifting perspectives, Lukacs’s recent paintings find inspiration in Persian and Indian miniatures and the studied order of Renaissance composition..
Lukacs was part of a group of artists in the 1980s known as the Young Romantics. He became famous for his large-scale highly controversal canvases of skinheads and military cadets in the 1980s. His works make adept use of Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro techniques and the flattened gold-leaf planes of the Symbolist painters. Over the years, his work has shifted between abstraction and figuration, sometimes integrating both.