Lukas Duwenhögger - Rest on Flight


420mm x 540mm
4 colour screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 35 + 5 APs
Signed and numbered by the artist
Published by the Rodeo Gallery - London

4 colour screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm archival paper with deckled edges. Lukas Duwenhögger's Rest on Flight was published to coincide with his 2014-15 exhibition, Made In Hot Weatherat Rodeo Gallery, London. The exhibition comprises a portfolio of works which have never been shown before, having been produced and assembled in different countries, even continents and in a great variety of psychical locations and social situations, over no less than thirty seven years.

Lukas Duwenhögger's work is characterised by a reiteration of encounters between different men that embrace a moment of personal, social and sexual recognition. Posing and exchanging glances, Duwenhögger’s characters casually embrace brief instants of physical contact and implicit sexual tension. As part of his artistic strategy, Duwenhögger makes use of the insinuation as a means of communication. The insinuations and the humour indicate a will to survive under oppressive circumstances. The strength lies in ignoring reality and instead creating new imagination-inciting worlds as a promise of other possible realities.

Lukas Duwenhögger is a German painter, born in Munich, 1956. Duwenhögger studied at the art academy in Munich and Dusseldorf and currently lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. The Celestial Teapot was first exhibited in 2007 at Documenta 12 in Kassel. Works by Duwenhögger have previously been exhibited in Malmö Konsthall in 1998. Lukas Duwenhögger has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Galerie Neu. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Birds of Istanbul' sold at Phillips London 'Contemporary Art Day' in 2014.