Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Marius Lut.
Lives in Den Haag, The Netherlands
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?
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?