Alexey Luka’s Abstract Art is Meant to Be Puzzling

Abstract artist Alexey Luka describes his work as “an everyday diary.” According to him, his work is a chronicle of what he sees around him, around his friends. But if it serves as a diary, it’s one that’s hard – no, impossible – to decipher.

“My works are like a puzzle,” admitted the Russian artist in an interview with Another Fine Mess, “people try to find different recognizable shapes that are mixed with abstract geometry. It could be anything, a man walking with his dog, or a large family waiting for their lunch. There is always a story to be found in my works. I try to show typical situations from a different angle.”

His work entails a process of composition and decomposition — a style that was inspired by constructivism and neo-plasticism. Based on abstract shapes and chromatic variations, Luka’s creative language is also informed by his background in architecture.

Though there’s an overall coherence in his undeciphered language, Luka’s methods and techniques vary and include spray paints, acrylic paints, sculpting, and collage art. Each piece begins with a sketch on paper. It is only when the sketch is done that Luka chooses the technique he prefers for realizing his idea.

The result, though puzzling, is worth looking into.