Luke Chiswell is a visual artist who floats between Australia and New York City. Born and raised in the Australian bush, Luke began creating art on his family farm, just an hour outside of Canberra. Honing inspiration from his passion for skateboarding, he realized at a young age that he could create in everyday spaces. Luke’s early works can be seen on wearables like shirts and shoes as he designed patents for textile companies. His designs caught an international following, and demand grew for his limited edition prints. Luke’s Straight Face exhibition, which he conceived from a daydream in 2006, showcased his utilization of simple yet resonating elements. He moved on to recycling old skateboards collected over the years, carving and burnishing the wood until each became the beautiful sculptures of the Trophies series. Using a variety of mediums and techniques, Luke draws on the stark contrast between his environments and his experiences within each of them to explore the intimacy of drawing, designing, sculpture and screen printing. His passion for skateboarding continues to inspire him, and his early life in the Bush has always compelled him to create beauty out of simplicity. It is this ability to create a home within fluidity that makes his work wholly primal and honest whilst also unnervingly complex and enigmatic.

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Selected Works

 

 

Good - Canadian Maple 90cm x 25cm 2015

Good • Maple Wood, 90cm x 25cm • 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across From You • Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel, Resin • 90cm x 60cm 2016

Across From You • Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel, Resin 90cm x 60cm • 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Come Down • Ply, Steel 180cm x 95cm • 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Happy For Now • Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel, Resin • 90cm x 60cm 2016

Happy For Now • Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel, Resin 90cm x 60cm • 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Way • Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel, Resin 90cm x 60cm • 2016

This Way • Canvas, Acrylic, Pastel, Resin 90cm x 60cm • 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Take A Break • Bullseye Glass skateboard • 2015

Take A Break • Bullseye Glass skateboard • 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Before We Go • Glass, Wood, Aluminium • 2015

Before We Go • Glass, Wood, Aluminium • 2015