Arthur (Art) Lucs | In Memoriam


1951 – 2018

We were honoured to have Art Lucs, a multidisciplinary artist, as a member of Propeller Art Gallery from 2017 to 2018.

“As a practicing artist for close to 40 years, my sculptural and painterly work has consistently emphasized movement and light. These interests have led me to create major works such as the Sunbow in Vancouver B.C. a celestial clock that captures, tracks and focuses the light of the sun to mark the equinoxes and solstices, and animated kinoptic sculptures inspired by the work of Eadweard James Muybridge’s pioneering work in photography.”

Art Lucs

Generative Art

This work is photo-based from hundreds to thousands of photographs taken daily from the same location or moving through space that are algorithmically processed to create an average. Like much of my work it deals with objective decision
making processes.”  

Art Lucs

“Fifteen years ago I started taking photographs of the pond near our home, while standing in the same place every day — an activity that I have since applied to other locations as well. Along with these day-to-day photos, I began taking rapid sequence photographs as I moved through various landscapes, such as the route of the Toronto Subway and the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. I then used each photo collection to create composite image made up of individual multi-layered transparencies. The end result is always a slow surprise, evoking a dreamlike memory and the spirit of each unique location.

Art Lucs

Art Lucs was also an owner of Vilnis Cultural Design Works. His design work included three-dimensional and graphic design, including museum and commercial exhibitions, animated displays, architectural design, sculptural installations, painting commissions, and theatre set design. His expertise includes project and budget management, graphic design and production, design and engineering of animatronic components, knowledge of construction materials and techniques, and preparation of construction drawings.

Animated Kinetic Sculptures

Kinoptic Machine animating Eadweard Muybridge’s Stanford Horse Gaits experiment. Stainless Steel and LED-lit Plexiglass:

Three Kinetic machines:

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