Lukas Glinkowski merges graffiti, cartoons and fairy tales. In his works, the artist reflects a multifaceted world characterized by both childlike innocence and eerie, supernatural elements.
The exhibition But then I Was Reborn As A Witch finds its inspiration in the paradoxical depiction of war and threat in children's programs, particularly through the use of friendly characters to convey complex concepts. Glinkowski chooses a similarly friendly approach of cute yet scary elements such as ghosts, monsters, vampires and zombies. The works, colorful and dynamic, transport the viewer into a narrative world nourished by a child's imagination.
Lukas Glinkowski presents written text that includes quotes from the horror genre. The artist emphasizes not only the visual aesthetics, but also the narrative aspects of the horror genre. By integrating instructive elements, the deeper function of horror as a medium of warning and self-knowledge is reflected.
In the exhibition, the artist is once again using the medium of canvas works for the first time. These are characterized by the creation of his own typeface, which is based on the synonyms "scary", "spooky" and "creepy". In this context, the artist explores the rich diversity and nuance of the English language, which has been historically shaped by various sources and influences. The words, through their historical depth and nuance, allow for precise expression and add linguistic diversity to the exhibition.
But Then I Was Reborn As A Witch not only reveals a visual excursion through the artist's artistic imagination, but also presents an intellectual reflection on the multiple layers of cultural symbolism and language that subtly resonate in his work.
Viewers are transported into a dialogical space in which aesthetics, narrativity and linguistic innovation merge.