Lucas Samaras

  • Lucas Samaras
    Sans titre (bowl with fork and spoon), 1984
    Plastic and metal jewelry glued on wood
    23 x 56 x 39,5 cm

  • Lucas Samaras
    Reconstruction #53, 1979
    Sewn fabrics
    190,5 x 175,5 cm

  • Lucas Samaras
    Box #75, 1968
    Acrylic on wood
    70 x 59 x 15 cm

  • Lucas Samaras
    Wire Hanger Chair (Black and White Trio), 1990
    Acrylic on wire with exacto knife
    Left: 112 x 41 x 38 cm
    Center: 113,5 x 30,5 x 28 cm
    Right: 134 x 42 x 44,5 cm

  • Lucas Samaras
    Sans Titre (Ustensils #71), 2001
    Acrylic on various objects
    23 x 15 x 10 cm

  • Lucas Samaras
    Sans Titre (Ustensils #73), 2001
    Acrylic on various objects
    23 x 10 x 11,5 cm

  • Lucas Samaras
    Box #73, 1968
    Acrylic on wood
    33 x 86,5 x 15 cm

Photographs, sculptures and objects are central to Samaras work. In Photo-transformations, the artist constantly reinvents himself by using the polaroid technique in order to stage and reconstitute a great variety of imagined or fantasized identities. His apartment has thus been transformed into a stage where he explores narcissistically his body and embraces many different roles. The polaroid camera has enabled him to treat chemicals like paint and consequently to manipulate the image before it was fixed. His creative use of the new photographic medium anticipated Photoshop by some 15 years.

His sculptures enjoy a dual status as both objects of use and praxis and as vessels of spirit and meaning. In his sculptures, diverse materials, objects and contexts overlap. This technique results in the creation of various layers that, when juxtaposed, acquire a larger meaning which contributes to the creation of a new identity of the object.

Exhibitions