Incunable Book by Lucas Dupuy

This book came about because I felt that I was reaching a finishing point for a body of work that I had been working on for around a year. All these images I have collated over that year I decided to compose into a book format, alongside my show at union gallery. The work all

«The surface of the works is very important, I think they exist and survive on a tactile level. They refer to the handmade & the remembrance that this is a painting.»

Jon Pilkington Copenhagen, Denmark.     Tell us about yourself? How did your work in art begin? I started to take art seriously around 17 when I was accepted onto a foundation course. I fucked up my A Levels which were in History, English Literature, Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies. I realised early on that

«Sometimes I also hate the finished work, but after it stays in the corner of my studio for a while and I look at it with fresh eyes, I´m like “Yeah, that’s interesting – I think I like it now.”»

Martin Lukáč Prague, Czech Republic.   Tell us a little about yourself, where did your work in the art world begin? I guess that it was a long time ago, probably when I was a child.  I first started to draw my favorite stuff – like Michael Jordan, Pokemon characters, Batman and Ronnie Coleman (my parents

«If I’m happy with a work I can often sit and look at it for a long while, thinking about how it can work in different contexts and settings, or just by itself.»

Kenneth Alme Oslo, Norway.   Tell us about yourself, how did your artistic career begin? I went to different art schools for a couple of years before I got admitted to the National Academy of The Arts in Oslo. I did both my bachelor and master’s degree here, with a stay at Städelschule in Frankfurt.

My younger daughter often asks me: «Mummy, what is your favourite colour?» My answer: «Right this minute, mustard yellow, but it’s changing all the time…»

Yvonne Robert Zürich, Schweiz.   Tell us a little about yourself. Where did your passion for art begin? My passion for art began at such a young age that I can’t exactly remember. I grew up in an artistic family. My mother studied painting in Detroit and Munich and my father painted as a hobby. He worked principally as

«I have been really interested in hieroglyphics, the use of symbols within the language is really interesting and relates back to understanding my own language.»

Lucas Dupuy London, United Kingdom.   Tell us a little about yourself. What was the determining factor in choosing your profession? I grew up in south-east London, and come from a very creative family. My mum is a photographer, and my dad makes sculptures from found objects. His work is a huge inspiration to me, especially

«I get restless when I’m not working, really my paintings are pretty selfish, I make them for myself and when they turn out good it feels good.»

Struan Teague London, United Kingdom.     Can you tell us a little about yourself? How did you start your journey into the art world? I’m from Edinburgh and I studied fine art in Dundee, a small city on the east coast of Scotland. At art school I was mostly printmaking, screenprinting with a little bit