BUIA Gallery is pleased to present From Here on Out, the debut New York solo exhibition of artist Lucas Moran. In vibrant works on canvas, Moran creates an onslaught of energy and emotion pairing more formal abstract painterly gestures with figurative nods to Japanese and American Pop art and graffiti writing. Moran’s fusion of high and low painting traditions and his visceral application frame an inquiry into emotion, psyche, and community.
In Summer Jam 2007, Moran offers a glimpse of urban physical and psychological landscape. With a bright yellow decrepit apartment building as a figurative anchor occupying the left of the composition, Moran posits two large-scale graffiti tags floating against a more traditional painterly background and partially obscured by hyper contemporary gestures: drip of lustrous yellow and another of nuclear green paint descend upon the composition and a glowing orb of black seems to be the object of a silhouetted profile’s gaze. A sense of decay is evident while a rambunctious, acerbic, positive energy pervades creating a kinetic visual smorgasbord.