Luke Painter: An eerie sense of loneliness

Toronto artist Luke Painter produces large-scale fictional landscapes rendered with India ink and brush on paper that resemble traditional wood engravings.

Woodlot House (with Victorian Stained Glass Windows) , Acrylic on board. 48″ × 60″ 2010.

The surreal outdoor spaces lack a human presence, and create an unsettling sense of eeriness and loneliness.

“The repetition, use of ornament and laborious aspect of mark-making within the works is important for referencing this traditional use of woodblock.” –LE Gallery

Woodlot House 2, detail, Acrylic on board,  18 ” × 24″. 2011.

Luke Painter’s website, here

LE Gallery, which represents him, here

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