About the Artist
Born in Merrimack, NH, Luccas Booth is a conceptual artist currently focused on making oil paintings. Layering space and moments of time has become a predominant theme in his current body of work. Taking time to explore various mediums such as photography, printmaking, and drawing continue to evolve his art. His four years at UNH have allowed him to free his mind and enhance his creative process. In 2020 he was awarded the fellowship position in the ceramics department at UNH, and held that position until 2022. Over the summer of 2021 he was awarded a printmaking residency at the Dover ArtCenter. He has shown his work at Breaking New Grounds, Durham NH and at the Dover Art Center, NH. Luccas is a BFA candidate expected to graduate UNH 2022
My oil paintings are a collapse of time and multiple spaces. An unusual atmosphere and dynamic spatial relationship are created using paints thinned by solvent. The spaces used are curated from my everyday life. Overlapping my personal spaces allows me to condense my life into one moment of time. This gives me a new perspective on spaces I have grown accustomed to both spatially and mentally. The process of painting spaces from photography, observation, and memory creates unexpected intersections of line and overlapping mixes of color. The unpredictability of composition, light and color is what interests me with this process.
The overlapping of the imagery is not linear, I allow myself to rework layers at various stages of the painting. Pushing backward and pulling forward different layers is a way for me to engage with the spatial depth of each space. This allows for many spaces to exist together in time.