“Have you ever paid attention to the little things in daily life? They are wonderful if you spend some time to appreciate them… ” Luke Newton, the young British artist who graduated from Saint Martin’s School, is sharing his views of contemporary society through his artworks inspired by the small things in daily life. Like a flash and without apparent correlation, his art works, encourage the imagination to zap fast from one image to another.
Transforming iPods into defensive weapons, hiding iconic images in QR codes and aligning symbolic red stickers on canvas, Luke Newton accumulates the most mundane things of his daily life, and interprets it subversively. His artworks are a reflection of a society in which he believes everyone tries to renew and create within the confines of routine. The interpretation of Luke Newton is harsh and always with British humor. His artworks are able to stimulate the imagination of the public bringing them into a dimension of derision and gravity.
He has cooperated with many artists and in his own right Luke Newton is a multi-form artist transposing between sculpture, painting, drawing and collage. In his artwork, the traditional disciplines are questioned and rather than simple tools, they become the subject of communication for the artist.
“OFF THE SHELF” Fabien Castanier Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
“%” A2Z Art Gallery | Ivry-sur-Seine, France
“SALE” Galerie Rabouan Moussion | Paris, France
“SOLD” A2Z Art Gallery | Ivry-sur-Seine, France
“Love Etc…” Galerie Pluskwa | Marseille, France
“ARTIST IN SOCIETY” Galerie Rabouan Moussion | Paris, France
“Art Project for the Charity AIDES” Galerie Yvon Lambert | Paris, France
“Lyrics” Galerie Hélène Bailly | Paris, France
“Chaque petale est une fleur” A2Z Art Gallery | Ivry-sur-Seine, France
“In & Out” Co-organized with IM Art and A2Z Art Gallery | Ivry- sur-Seine, France
“Blue Roof International Art Exhibition Residence No.1” Musée Blue Roof Chengdu, China
“Graduation Show” Central Saint Martins | London, UK
“This is Me” Soletechnology Showroom | New York, NY
“Side Effects of Urethane” The Old Jam Factory | London, UK
2003 – 2005 BA Burnley College, Burnley, UK
2005 – 2008 BA Saint Martins School, University of the Arts London
Docks Art Fair 2013
Drawing Now 2013
Art Paris Art Fair 2012, 2013
YIA At Fair 2014