Luke Embden: An Introspective
I studied Art A Level. Well, I tried to. I made it to AS Level and although I was okay (literally just okay) I didn’t have the discipline to succeed but I know what it takes. And my mate, Luke Embden, has got it.
His work draws from his passion for graffiti, Pop Art and freeform typography. Each work is a spontaneous yet intricate expression of multiple lines and layers, where cryptic words, sentences and phrases are subtly woven.
Embden’s pop sensibility sees his animal pattern takes on a viral-like quality, devouring desirable consumer objects, such as Nike trainers and Munny figurines. It also spreads across a variety of surfaces and materials, from canvas to paper, textile to furniture as well as interiors and found objects. Under this seemingly all-embracing consumerist semblance, conceals his cryptic messages and thoughts.
Luke is a rare talent and he’ll be showcasing his work for the next month. So if you fancy taking in some culture of the artistic variety, get involved. To see more from Luke in the run up to the show, check out his blog here.