Lot 40 - LUAP - My Light My Shadow
Lot 40 - LUAP - My Light My Shadow
Lot 40 - LUAP - My Light My Shadow

Lot 40 - LUAP - My Light My Shadow

Watercolour and Ink on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

LUAP, was born in Grimsby in 1982. He is a multidisciplinary British artist who dynamically fuses adventure and art through his paintings and photography. Using different mediums and techniques and drawing from his own experiences, he tackles mental health, the climate and isolation head-on. LUAP's most iconic series features his adult-size Pink Bear. The candy-coloured teddy accompanies LUAP on his travels and serves as a metaphor for discovery and exploration. 
 
LUAP’s style, although hinting at abstract expressionism, is not confined to one system. His works explode with positive energy, bringing together the bold colours of Pop Art and the soft grunge of modern Urban Art. Exploring existential subjects, but with a contemporary feel, his craft stands alone in its composition and provoking content and subject matter. His Pink Bear suit, in particular, follows LUAP up mountains and across cities to remote spots in far-away places. The bear acts as a tool to juxtapose and create stark contrasts with a chosen context, existing somewhere between reality and make-believe, and youthful innocence and corruption. 
 
LUAP has exhibited alongside internationally renowned artists and created bespoke artworks for exclusive Member Clubs. He also works with charities to raise money. A Pink Bear print recently sold for three times the listed price at Christie’s. LUAP has featured in publications such as TimeOut, Design Week, Mail Online, GQ, Fad, and more. 

 

Education 

 

Kent Institute of Art and Design 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

2021 
The Unconscious Therapy 
New Bond Street - London 
2020 
Rise Above Yourself 
Lilford Gallery - Canterbury 
2018 
The Pink Bear 
Graffik Gallery - London 
2017 
The Pink Bear at Home House 
Home House - London 
2016 
The Hero's Journey 
Andipa Gallery - London 
2014 
The Pop Up 
Oxford Street - London 
2013 
The VIP 
Piccadilly - London 
 
Descending The Staircase 
Exhibition Road - South Kensington – London 

 

Gallery Representation 

 

Self Represented 

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