Shana searches flea markets for the old and new.
“I like to think about the complicated journey that objects must have taken to arrive together on a yard sale table.”
Sculpture, performance and language are some of the mediums that Shana Lutker uses in her artistic practise. Highly inspired by photographs from the 1880s and 1920s of Paris, flea markets, and libraries, she tries to find ideas and objects that simultaneously feel outdated and relevant for today’s society. Lutker’s subjects include Sigmund Freud and the interpretation of dreams, and the fistfights of the Surrealists. Her recent solo exhibitions include the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, and Barbara Seiler Galerie in Zurich. The images Lutker has submitted for Absolut Art play with shapes, and experiment with invented signs and symbols. The result looks at how language, which is functional in design, can be re-purposed and transformed into aesthetic objects as well.