|« Ruth Noack||Melissa Gordon »|
Lukas Pusch founded the White Cube Gallery Novosibirsk with Konstantin Skotnikov in a ramshackle garage in 2008, the first center for contemporary art in Siberia. One year later, they assembled the gallery on the platform of a ZIL-130 truck and organized touring exhibitions along the Russian-Mongolian border. In 2012 the exhibition space was shown in front the main entrance of ART Cologne.
Though Lukas Pusch insists he is not making politics but art, his projects as well as his extraordinary woodcuts and prints can hardly be not regarded as political. His works are satirical, direct and extremely independent. It's their unpredictability, that makes them subversive. Read more on the project Slum TV, Pusch initiated together with lokals and artist friends in Mathare, Nairobi in Die Zeit.
However his priority in art is image-finding and artistic autonomy. Pusch's outstanding technical skills allow him to teach the basic craft as well as to show the many possibilities of printmaking.
Some images you find here. Have a look at "der antist" too. It is a magazin he publishes with artist TOMAK.