Luke KOLBUSZ

(bio by Harry Sanderson)
Feelings of adventure and exploration are key to Luke Kolbusz’s practice, in both technique and concept. Kolbusz uses a mix of oils, acrylics and aerosol paints, applied to stretched and un-stretched canvases in a variety of sizes.

Much of his work sits within the tradition of portraiture, with figures either refusing to resolve into clear tones and textures or alternately sharpening into bright and lucid clarity against washed-out out backgrounds. While previously Kolbusz relied largely on intuition for a sense of when a work is ‘complete’, meaning many of the portraits appear as inchoate fragments, his work has more recently shifted to explore themes of identity through sharper narratives. Familiar features and forms are entangled in vibrant, often dissonant colours, challenging traditional palettes.

Luke Kolbusz’s graduated from Fine Arts (UWA) and will be exhibiting at KolbuszSpace in 2023 following his near sell-out exhibition New Armour (2021).

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Work

Haven

Haven

Haven

A$ 1,400

122 x 122cm

Enduring

Enduring

Enduring

A$ 500

50 x 40cm

Enchanted Urn

Enchanted Urn

Enchanted Urn

A$ 1,100

100 x 100cm

Mother Fountain

Mother Fountain

Mother Fountain

A$ 1,100

100 x 100cm

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

A$ 1,900

183 x 122cm

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Pot Plant

Pot Plant

Pot Plant

A$ 1,100

122 x 91cm

Garden Urn

Garden Urn

Garden Urn

A$ 1,100

122 x 91cm

Pup

Pup

Pup

A$ 1,200

122 x 122cm

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Yellow Monkey

Yellow Monkey

Yellow Monkey

A$ 1,200

122 x 122cm

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Hog

Hog

Hog

A$ 1,500

137 x 122cm

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Mirror

Mirror

Mirror

A$ 950

112 x 76cm

Communion

Communion

Communion

A$ 1,100

112 x 84cm

Antlers

Antlers

Antlers

A$ 550

122 x 107cm

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Wring

Wring

Wring

A$ 350

84 x 102cm