Interview: Lucas Dinhof
Luca Curci talks with Lucas Dinhof during CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2021 at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Lucas Dinhof, painter (abstractionist, surrealist, occlusions), action artist. Born in 1985 in Vienna, his studio is in Mannersdorf a der Rabnitz. Member of the professional association of visual artists of Austria, IG Austria and the cultural network of Lower Austria. Critical abstract art, spice painting, glass painting, installations, surreals, illusion painting, Unicode painting. “For me, artistic creation is the source of the departure into boundless creativity. As an associated free spirit, I am interested in social conventions and compulsions as an attempt at criticism. For me, art is a bulwark of transformation embedded in the right level and vibration. Those who immerse themselves in my work get to know my inner self, come through time and space – my soul remains perfect in the colour spectrum, climbed despite the hour, so I do not want to pass away from my face of creation. For me, the source of creative power is love particles, the strongest gravitation in the universe. This power can swallow you up, but it can also hold you tight, these particles are deeply connected through the colours on the way into eternity. There are infinite aspects between and in positive and negative. In painting, you can compare it with the broad spectrum of colours. Art creation is also a visionary creation, far from reason and madness, to live out positive individualism in a socially critical but still harmonious way. Some works try to relax and harmonize black & white, right & wrong mentalities”.
Luca Curci – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
Lucas Dinhof – It belongs to the situation. Mostly, I think much more before I start the artwork, so then it’s easier for me to get in a flow with the process. I prefer daylight and a silent environment without too much thought during the creative process.
LC – What are you currently working on?
LD – I’m currently working on an object art project with a pyramid. At this point it should be a utopia project about a data centre in a historical building like a pyramid – I try to combine historical objects with contemporary thoughts.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
LD – Most artworks are linked to topics – in recent times topics were about nature and the universe. Furthermore critical topics about climate change and social themes like over-standardization, capitalism and absurdities in people’s opinions and behaviours.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
LD – It makes a lot of fun and gives a lot of fulfilment as long as you don’t compare with other artists. You need to focus on your own ideas, your style and try to find a way to implement them in a straight way.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
LD – I’m not only happy with the result, but I’m also happy with the process – you need to learn from every artwork made and brainstorm what you can do better for the next project. I think artists need to learn during their whole life.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
LD – I prefer inter-culture, international and interdisciplinary contemporary art which is not limited to any materials.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
LD – The “liquid” contemporary in Venice is a good title for my exhibited artworks because me and also my artwork “flowed” a lot before it was finished – like a river or a sea and that’s a link to “liquid” stuff.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
LD – It’s a very nice place to exhibit and it’s an honour and a very good experience for me to collaborate in such a professional atmosphere.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
LD – For me, personally it’s a nice opportunity to be part of the transformation in art.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
LD – Yes, I prefer to cooperate in an international atmosphere in such nice place being part of.