Kickstart Helix 2017 artist Luke Duncan King’s practice continually considers the virtues of the biro drawing on paper. Obsessive repetition of line work expresses the tension between what is dangerous and exciting in black ink permanency on papers surface.
His new show Open Circuit launching at Tinning Street, Brunswick on Thursday 13 July explores how portraiture can be used to expose an essential internal presence which exists seemingly at odds with the external facade of subjects when disconnected from the contextual reassurances of the everyday.
Also, check out Inhabit 3rd edition Zine and launch at Tinning Street on July 29 for more of Luke’s work.Inhabit is a publication dedicated to the ekphrastic poetry and prose of writers in Australia. Our aim is to encourage relationships between writers and visual artists within the context of art exhibition. This, the third issue will see ten writers producing work informed and inspired by the artworks of Luke Duncan King.