Yavuz Gallery is proud to present BEDROOMS, the first solo exhibition of Australian artist Lucas Grogan in Asia. One of the most exciting artists of his generation, Grogan will present a new series of paintings exploring the domestic interiors of couples caught up in moments of emotional intensity and personal containment in his signature blue and white style. The exhibition continues the artist’s obsession with pattern, figuration and language.
Having exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally, Grogan is known for his distinctive and sophisticated style that is fastidiously patterned, hypnotic, and laden with jokes and scurrilous humour. “As pattern-seeking creatures we are constantly trying to identify, predict or dismantle patterns in our relationships, interactions and personal life” – Lucas Grogan.
The psycho-spiritual patternation that the figures dwell within in these new works highlight the complex and competing influences modern-day couples experience. The spaces, with their deliberately tilted and distorted perspectives, reference both ceremonial iconography and domestic textiles such as rugs and quilts. The text throughout these paintings acts as a form of ‘micro-poetry’ sourced from proverbs, lyrics and conversations. Placed inside the screen of an abandoned iPhone, books or bottle labels, these ‘conversations’ offer the audience the opportunity to decipher the relationships between the figures.