Alongside is the continuation of process-based work stemming from a more traditional painting practice. Moved to focus on the physical materiality of the art/design object (its presence and implication within a space), Lukus Toane seeks to more broadly consider the objects we surround ourselves with as a reflection and extension of oneself and observes our drive to be reflected in our environments.
The use of raw canvas and different sized hand-built wooden frames provides a simplified presentation which is intended to be aesthetically neutral. Instead, the vaguely familiar shapes (made by meticulous picking away of the factory canvas threads) stand permeable and transmute the space within.
Utilizing the framework of classical painting mediums, Toane creates literal portals through the work and the material. The absence of visual hooks allows the work to stand in stark contrast to the viewer, the space and alongside its different parts.
Ourselves alongside our spaces
Ourselves alongside each other
Special thanks to Anti Vice Juicery for showing this work and to Mike Stock for technical support.