What makes Loïc Lucas’s works so fascinating and at the same time unsettling is the way they create a disquieting to-and-fro between the immediately seductive form and the diffuse perception of the content. The temptation to read the works as purely decorative is immediately undermined by the subject: the inner mechanisms of living matter. Nothing here is simply ornamental: these are works of illumination that, as Jean-Louis Lanoux writes, «embroider the living». As illuminations, they proclaim the holy consecration of life; as embroideries, they weave its enchanted, delicate threads.
The artist - a postman, formerly an undertaker - bathes these viscera and organs in a fluid that creates a new geography of the body, while enabling us to bear witness to his own experience of the miracle of life. His works reveal a vital utopia captured in the fullness of its movement and its struggles against death.
A number of Loïc Lucas’s works have already been acquired by major collections of Art Brut and outsider art.