Oil and gouache on board
45 x 60 cm
Luke Sciberras was born in 1975 in Sydney, and graduated in 1997 from the Australia National Art School with a bachelor in Fine Art (Painting). Leading Australian critic John McDonald stated “Luke is one of the significant emerging landscape artists of his generation”, following a twin exhibition with John Olsen in Sydney, who is widely considered Australia’s top landscape artist. Luke says of his own work and process, “A sense of place, a feeling that can only really be understood and then expressed by spending extended periods of time walking, sitting, painting, resting and keenly studying every nuance of every scene I encounter. To internalise, to empathetically draw…
I realise now that I'm often painting a portrait of someone’s home, their place or telling a story of and through a place woven with my own, often new experience.” Dark Interior was created during his residency in Xucun, Shanxi in summer 2013.
Luke was also one of the first artist fellows to participate in the 2013 Arts Can Do summer school in Xucun, working with Sophie Cape to teach sketching, drawing, painting, portraiture and brush work to children of migrants throughout the region. He has had close to thirty solo exhibitions in Australia since 1999, and is held in numerous private, public and corporate collections worldwide. Luke is represented by the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney. He currently lives and works in Hill End, NSW Australia.