June 30, 2016 - Raven Row - Lukas Duwenhögger: You Might Become a Park
June 30, 2016

Raven Row

Design: Lukas Duwenhögger and John Morgan studio.

Lukas Duwenhögger
You Might Become a Park
June 30–September 18, 2016

Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS

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You Might Become a Park—alongside its companion exhibition Undoolay, which has recently ended at Artists Space, New York—is the largest and, surprisingly for so significant an artist, amongst the first surveys to date for Lukas Duwenhögger (born in Munich 1956, lives in Istanbul). It includes paintings, installations, collages and objects made over more than 30 years.

Duwenhögger’s figurative paintings conjure his subjects into situations and worlds that are inventively adorned, allusive, anachronistic and compelling. As much as a painter, Duwenhögger is a designer and a fabulist. Most of his subjects are treated with love; when depicted in imaginary portraits they are poised and self-sufficient, while together, often homosocially, they seem engaged in private conversation and shared understandings. Events, allegories and narratives are dispersed over an even, democratic, picture plane. Duwenhögger’s figuration is a deliberate confrontation with high cultural mores, with an awareness of the loaded history of that form but an avoidance of heavy-handed references.

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