FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SURFACING: PAINTINGS BY SOL LUCKMAN
Karis Art Gallery
The Village at Wexford
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
April 1-30, 2019
Artist’s Reception: Friday, April 12, 5:30-8:00 PM
A prolific Lowcountry artist whose work has been featured on the covers of several bestselling books, Sol Luckman has a fascination with what he calls “surfacing.”
This term, as it plays out in Luckman’s expressionistic and experimental paintings, can refer to many things of a universally human nature: rebirth, leaving the nest, taking a risk, rising above.
But to paraphrase renowned philosopher Teilhard de Chardin, we are not merely humans on a spiritual journey; we are equally spiritual creatures engaged in a human experience.
With this notion in mind, surfacing in much of Luckman’s work takes on a more transcendent aspect having to do with becoming conscious, awakening, receiving enlightenment, and co-creating reality with something greater than our individual selves.
Surfacing can also be taken at face value. In Luckman’s paintings creatures and objects fly, suns and moons rise, waves swell. Here a mysterious figure surfaces from underwater; there another boldly rides the surf.
Last but not least, surfacing refers to the literal surfaces of Luckman’s intricately patterned and highly textured paintings. Whether working with brush and ink, painting knife and acrylic or another technique, Luckman’s primary goal is to render a lively surface that invites a deeper look at what else of intrigue might be surfacing.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sol Luckman is a pioneering ink and acrylic painter and international bestselling and multi-award-winning author. In his bold, colorful compositions, three of which have been featured on the covers of Itzhak Beery’s acclaimed books on shamanism, Sol is committed to exploring and depicting energy. His vision of the world could be called shamanic in its appreciation of the underlying conscious vibrancy of all things visible. Purchase Sol’s original paintings and learn more about his work at www.CrowRising.com.