LUKE WAGNER, ARTIST PAINTER
Hobart in 1962, Luke Wagner is an artist that follows his heart. After
initially embarking on a science-based career in the early 1980s, a mix of
planned and serendipitous events led to him becoming immersed in the art world.
by his new-found career, Wagner has developed a unique style that reflects the
universal, whilst capturing the essence of Tasmania’s haunting landscapes. It
incorporates timeless Arcadian moods, imbued with classical echoes that entice
the viewer to explore.
Wagner is renowned for his surreal and stylised landscapes, his work often
integrates figurative and still life genres that provide a catalyst to convey
much of his inspiration from his beloved Tasmanian landscape, where he spends
many hours absorbing its nuances and power. He then returns to the tranquillity
of his peaceful bushland studio near Hobart to create works that are filtered
through his memory.
intuitively, he reorders what he has seen and experienced into his own
perceptive and thought-provoking visual language.
has won numerous awards and his work continues to grow in popularity. Since his
first sell-out exhibition in 1994, he has held a further 24 successful
exhibitions in Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
self-taught painter, Luke has allowed his individualistic and personal approach
to his work to flourish. He continues to explore many themes and ideas and says
that his intent is ‘to make meaningful and worthwhile art that engages the
viewer in a poetic and honest way’.