Six Questions

Six Questions: Marius Lut

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Marius Lut.

Artist Marius Lut
Lives in Den Haag, The Netherlands
Website http://www.mariuslut.com

How do you describe your own art practice?

I’m seeking instability in minimalism. Often it’s an attempt to reduce things to their simplest form, character and function. I try to undermine the reality and function of an object or shape in order to redefine it as an abstract form.
In other works I begin with a long repetitive process of painting layer over layer, with a specific line or composition. I will work until the surface feels perfect. The next step is quick and intuitive.

What was your first experience with art?

During an art class in high school I was supposed to draw a still life, containing a tablecloth. This was very intuitive and only later I understood what happened. At a certain point I discovered the lines of Mondriaan in it.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Minimalism, mistakes.

What do you need in order to create your work?

Time and a deadline.

What are you working on at the moment?

I just finished my publication Form no Form / The Black Series and a solo show at Billytown.

So it’s time to develop new works now, I’m thinking about some reflecting paintings, and some works without a stretcher (also paintings).

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

#everydaysomeoneelse

out now

Tique | art paper #2:
Contemporary Camera