‘Resting Place’ by Lucas Allen Cook
Artist: Lucas Allen Cook
Title: ‘Resting Place’
Medium: Spray Paint on Wood Panel
Dimensions: 12” x 16” (2” Cradle)
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artist:
Lucas Allen Cook’s work is inspired by nature and the cosmic, where the terrestrial and the universe meet and blend into psychedelic abstraction.
With his recent work Lucas has exposed the viewer to hallucinatory landscapes and themes that explore the vastness and connectedness of the world around us. Ethereal cloud formations give way to monolithic peaks. Dark nebulas writhe in the cosmic expanse. Diamond vortexes connect the terrestrial to the beyond in beams of energy. Otherworldly mountain ranges shrouded in the mist of ancient forests. Finding solitude in his imagination and leaving the modern world behind, Lucas often conjures misanthropic visions of lush natural worlds devoid of human existence and the destruction they leave behind. Dreaming of places man has yet to set foot in and destroy for ‘progress’. His primary medium, spraypaint, is a medium from the modern world that is looked at as destruction when applied to the structures of our cityscapes – the true destructive creations Lucas believes.
Lucas’ style evolved from graffiti techniques into a detailed process of overlapping paint, masking and stencil applications that are a process uniquely his own.
Lucas Allen Cook (previously exhibiting as ‘PARS’ from 1999-2015) has been exhibiting his work throughout the US, including LA and NY, and also abroad in Australia, Taiwan, Spain, and the UK since 2000. Lucas has been featured in numerous publications and his work can be found in the collections of CEOs, young collectors and hooligans alike.
His work has been published in the following magazines: Hi-Fructose, Art Prostitute, Cool’eh, Novum, Beautiful/Decay, Day in the Lyfe, and Dirty Soup. As well as these published books: Dot Dot Dash, Canceled Flight, War of Monstars, Pictoplasma 2 and Monstaah!.