03 Apr Joburg artist Luca Boni explores everyday objects with ‘Old Lego’
Joburg-based artist Luca Boni‘s new series of paintings Old Lego takes inspiration from the everyday. One day, Luca started seeing primary colours much more often or, at least, they stuck out to him a lot more.
From Pick n Pay to random buildings, the simple red, yellow and blue began to feel almost prophetic to Luca — and that’s when he stumbled upon the old lego blocks at his dad’s house. He decided to paint them, and thus the series was born.
Luca is a semi-self-taught artist: he studied 3D animation at city varsity in New town, but his work goes above and beyond anything that could be taught in a classroom. He enjoys creating because of the limitless possibilities of the imagination, and these paintings are a testament to that.
The paintings are incredibly striking and intriguing — they are interesting, both in the technique of the work, and in the subject matter. The weird, abstract shapes depicted in such strong colours creates a lovely visual presentation.
In the spirit of finding arbitrary inspiration, I asked Luca some really random questions to help get a better idea of him.