Timur Lukas was born in Konstanz, Germany in 1986. He now lives and works in Augsburg, Germany.
Timur Lukas studied at The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich with Anke Doberauer, Matthias Dornfeld and graduated in the class of Gregor Hildebrandt.
Lukas’ work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Due Two Fries, with Laurentius Sauer, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2021); Unite! Limbo Forest, with Tom Król, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg (2020); Der Wald vor Omas Fenster, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2020)
His work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Baustelle 12, Kunsthalle Neuwerk, Konstanz (2021); Exposition d‘art contemporaine, Kunstarkaden, Munich (2020); Meze Evi, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2019); 2x Förg, Kunstraum, Munich (2018); (On) The Radar, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels (2017)
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In his work, Timur Lukas frequently depicts vases that he derives from childhood memories. These vases are synonymous with bodies to him, sharing a neck, a throat, a set of shoulders, legs and muscular arms. At the same time, vases remain one of the oldest cultural products in human history - they are a symbol for victory as a cup and represent death in form of an urn. Their versatility and shapes are endless and for Lukas, vases act as vessels of memory, moods, characters, stories and landscapes.