As a political and anti-capitalist visual artist in the twenty-first century, my work is a weapon against the absence of responsibility displayed by the powerful.
I work within both digital and physical spaces, ideating through digital sketches and transforming them into highly detailed, hand-drawn paintings. Utilizing design and painting, my work demonstrates how the pursuit of profit has drowned out human morality, leaving a patriarchal path of environmental and socio-political destruction across the globe. Referencing popular culture and traditional advertisements, I paint loaded symbols, such as overtly sexualized women, images depicting Big Dairy and graphics that allude to monetary gain. I paint typographic elements that rely on wordplay and puns to add a whimsical twist to otherwise dark concepts. Rooted at the intersection of feminism and socialism, my work aims to build solidarity within our communities over the common interest of today’s struggles, such as labor injustices, environmental destruction and toxic hierarchical cultural norms.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Violet Luczak specializes in the multi-disciplinary conjuncture of traditional design and painting. Her practice focuses on critiquing capitalism, individualism and imperialism through a surrealist and feminist lens. Luczak also integrates education into her practice, teaching art and design classes and opening a dialogue with the public about social activism through exhibitions and public talks.
Based in Chicago, Violet Luczak holds her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2020) and her BA from Elmhurst University (2017). Luczak is a current Chicago Art Department Resident and was previously a 2020 Talking Dolls Resident in Detroit, Michigan. She has been published in New American Paintings, No. 147 MFA Annual Issue, Young Space and It’s Nice That. She serves as a faculty member at McHenry County College. Luczak recently debuted her first solo show, An Udder Disaster, at Talking Dolls in Detroit, MI, and is represented by PLAYGROUND DETROIT.
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