i’m jealous of lucas grogan

Ok, I’m jealous of anyone that can concentrate long enough to make something this unbelievably detailed! These amazing pieces are from a series, titled Black & Blue, by Melbourne based artist Lucas Grogan. Is anyone else getting a hand cramp just looking at these! So many tiny blue lines!

{ps. this work is ink, watercolor & acrylic on mat board and averages about 32×24cm}






comments (10)

  1. Maria /// 01.06.2012 /// 10:58am

    These are brilliant!

  2. Kate @ Sketch and Wash /// 01.07.2012 /// 5:36pm

    These are AMAZING! Just found you from Twitter, can’t wait to check out more of your site!

  3. the jealous curator /// 01.07.2012 /// 9:40pm

    Thanks Kate – come by any time! ; )

  4. Liz /// 01.10.2012 /// 9:40pm

    I really like these, but I also know about the questionable context under which they were created. These works have been criticised for appropriating Indigenous motifs. Perhaps, on occasion, it would be great if you’d discuss the conceptual framework for the artwork you post – otherwise it just becomes pretty pictures. Art is powerful when it means something. Keep up the good work, you post some lovely things, of which there is definitely a place for!

  5. Liz /// 01.10.2012 /// 9:51pm

    Also, just to clarify – I quite like Lucas Grogan’s work :) I just think the broader debate is as interesting. Thanks!

  6. the jealous curator /// 01.10.2012 /// 10:11pm

    Thanks Liz – I didn’t realize that there was debate about this work (although yes, I thought it looked very Aboriginal the moment I saw it). Thank you for bringing attention to it. Sometimes I dig, sometimes I don’t. This time I didn’t… thanks for catching me on it : )

  7. Hazel Coxon /// 01.13.2012 /// 11:39am

    Truly stunning detail and colour, jaw dropping.

  8. dot ayu /// 09.27.2012 /// 5:42am

    Lucas Grogan is jealous of Aboriginal Artists – thats why he has to rip them off. Cant wait for him to get his own culture and grow up

  9. the jealous curator /// 09.27.2012 /// 7:11am

    is there any room for ‘inspired by’? he doesn’t claim to be aboriginal, just that he inspired by that type of art.

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