By: Lukas Moll
The people in my artworks don't really exist; they are meticulously put together in advance from different parts on the computer, such as Frankenstein's Monster, and result in a template that is realized with acrylic paint or pencils and crayons. I like to have full control over my brushes and pencil, and sometimes I get so focused on small details of the artwork that I lose the feeling for the whole. Then it's time to take a break, take a deep breath, get me a cup of coffee and take a few steps back from the artwork and see how it affects me when I look at the whole piece.
My name is Lukas Moll, and I'm a young artist from Aachen, Germany. I've been making art since 2013, and my first art show was the Artconnection Aachen in 2015, where I was the youngest artist taking part. My first solo show was in 2017 in the Mittelrhein Museum in Koblenz. Since then, I showed my art in several different art shows in Germany as well as the Netherlands.
My artworks tell stories of people who swim against the current, who are different, and who do not bow to the norms that society sets for them. Maybe these people have suffered, experienced injustice, have been hurt, have been punished by others for being different - but these experiences make us who we are, and make us stronger. The people in my artworks don't really exist; they are meticulously put together in advance from different parts on the computer, such as Frankenstein's Monster, and result in a template that is realized with acrylic paint or pencils and crayons.
Why do we have prejudice towards some groups of people? Are we afraid that they evoke something in ourselves that we’re trying to hide? I myself was often an outsider in the past, and I share this experience with the viewers and want to make them rethink their own perception. If my artworks just inspire one person to rethink their behavior or to inspire one person that feels outcast to feel that they are worthy, then I consider my art to be successful.
I started drawing and painting when I was still in school and very early decided that I would focus on portraits and figurative art. I applied to a local very big exhibition, the Artconnection Aachen, in 2015, without really thinking that I would be accepted. Showing my artworks at this exhibition was the kick-off moment for me to take my art more seriously than just a hobby. My first solo show was in the Mittelrhein Museum in 2017, and since then, I had multiple solos and group exhibitions in Germany and the Netherlands.
17.4. - 19.4.2020: 4th Artconnection Aachen - group exhibition ONLINE
26.4. - 28.4.2019: Godsn Monsters - solo exhibition at the Galerie S. in Aachen
22.4. - 27.5.2018: AprilApril - group exhibition at the Produzentengalerie Artikel 5 in Aachen
17.3. - 7.4.2018: Conflict - Solo exhibition in the Quartier Geleen in the Netherlands
24.9.2017: Group exhibition at the Renaissance Düsseldorf Hotel
24.6. - 8.7.2017: BLURRED - solo exhibition at the Mittelrhein Museum in Koblenz
21.5. - 23.5.2017: 2nd ArtconnectionAachen - group exhibition
16.10. - 18.10.2015: 1st Artconnection Aachen - group exhibition