Lucas Grogan draws inspiration from a myriad of influences, but his intricate geometric linework has always examined the ‘other’ and pushes the limits of what is socially acceptable. He is interested in the demarcations, prejudices and collisions between competing and/or colliding cultures. Exploring themes of isolation, inclusion and cultural collisions through an autobiographical lens, working across needlepoint, installation, painting and drawing.
Irreverent, political and laden with sexual themes and scurrilous humour, Grogan manipulates a controlled palette, paired with an expert use of line, pattern and an acerbic wit. His pithy phrases and vignettes of everyday life make acute observations and connections across a broad spectrum of experiences.