Luke Achterberg - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The current body of work explores my realizations of relationships between certain aspects of Americana and Fine Art. Particularly I am interested in the American sub-cultures of hot rodding (more so vehicular adornment as seen on TV shows like “Orange County Choppers”, “Pimp My Ride”, etc.), contemporary graffiti writing (more so “Burners” than simple tags), and the experience of urban civilization/environment; which I would call street art. The automotive painted steel fabrications seek to question the line, perhaps even blur the line between accepted forms of fine art and street art. Therefore balance (sometimes literally as I counterweight and cantilever, and also in finding equilibrium between form and color) plays a continual role throughout a style that I will call “SuperSleek”.