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Leda Luss Luyken | MyArtSpace

:ModulArt is Leda Luss Luyken's original and unique technique of painting that she has experimented with and continuously developed since 1996.

 

Multiple canvas modules are mounted onto a steel frame and remain movable amongst themselves and within the painting as a whole. Changing the basic configuration of a painting leads to a variation of its theme, a varied story and a new aesthetic may be created in the picture. The painting is in motion, offering alternative views and alternative interpretations. "A new way of motion in painting" (Denys Zacharaopoulos).

 

:ModulArt tackles the challenge that works of art "should not be seen as fixed entities" but as objects of change and movement "to include time and space in a new manner. At core is the phenomenology of human experience" (Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev).

 

Luss Luyken's paintings are characterized by the combination of juxtapositions, in particular:

  • geometric with organic composition
  • figurative with abstract forms
  • transparency with expressive stroke 
  • light and dark
  • colour and monochrome

Works

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Terrestrial Transformation | 180:180 cm
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Pushing Against the Limitations of Time | 240:180 cm | 2007
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The Audacious Ride of Visions | 240:180 cm | 2008 |
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don't try to compete - be the only one | 180:180 cm | 2006 |
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Garden of Eden | ModulArt | 180:180 cm | 2007 |
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Kouros and Kariatis Following a Hint from Zeus | series 'Greek Spirit' | Museum Weimar | 2008 |
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Breaking the Shackles to Earth | ModulArt | 240:180 cm | 2007 |
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Igia | ModulArt | series 'Greek Spirit' | 180:180 cm | 2004 |
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ModulTower©LLL in situ
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ModulArt©LLL in a museum show
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Pushing Against the Limitations of Time | detail | ModulArt©LLL
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| Read my Lips | ModulArt | 360:180 cm | 2008 |
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| ModulArt©LLL in situ |
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Joy of Speed 1 | :ModulArt©LLL | 180 : 120 | 2010 |
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Joy of Speed 2 | :ModulArt©LLL | 120 : 180 | 2010 |
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ModulArt cube | at performance 2K1 | whiteBox Munich | 2010 |
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performance 2K1 | whiteBox Munich | 2010 |
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A Unique Balance | ModulArt | 360 : 300 cm | 2010 |
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ART INNSBRUCK | Austria | with sculptures by Gabriela von Habsburg
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Connecting the Unconnected | ModulArt | 180 : 180 cm | 2010
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MyriaKosmos 1 | ModulArt | 180 : 120 cm | 2010
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Exhibition 'Taming Chaos' | Starnberg | 2010 |
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Heavenly Desire | ModulArt 180 : 180 cm | 2010
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Cosmos Sensual |detail ModulArt | 2011
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Exhibition 'Cosmos Sensual | ModulArt Diamonds | ars 24 | 2011
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Do I Love Myself - Do I Hate Myself? ModulArt | detail | 2011
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mj in h&h | ModulArt | 240:180 cm | 2009 |
"Because Leda Luss Luyken herself doesn't fit into a module, she has developed over time a way of art that can be modulated. These modulations refer to all: signs, gesture, emotion, gender, technique, thought, imagination, language. Leda calls it :ModulArt, I call it art." Denys Zacharopoulos, art historian and art theoretician, curator of documenta IX and at 48th Biennale

Gallery exhibitions

Since 1985 more than 50 gallery shows in Germany, England, Holland, Switzerland and Greece, around 30 of them solo shows.

 

Museum exhibitions
 

1996  Museum Grassi, Leipzig

2001  Haus der Kunst, München (K 01)

2003  Abgusssammlung Antiker Plastik, Berlin

2004  Haus der Kunst, München (K 04)

2008  Stadtmuseum Weimar

 

Art trade fairs
 

2011 ART Innsbruck | Austria

2011 Plattform und#6 | Karlsruhe | Germany

2011 ART-ATHINA | Athens | Greece
2012 ART Innsbruck | Austria

Films about LLL

'Παντα ρει: Leda Luss-Luyken's ModulArt | Film + TV feature | 12’ | by 3’30” films |Berlin | 2004 |

ModulArt©LLL | 1’30” | by Roman Luyken | Studio L | London | 2009 |

Leda Luss Luyken: ModulArt | TV Feature by Peider Defilla | for BRα - ARD TV | Munich | 15' | 2011 |

 
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Leda Luss Luyken
born 1956
in Greece (Greece)
lives and works in Munich
Profile Page
Sammlung Dr. Kaske, Munich
Collection van Schlifgaarde, Amsterdam
Sammlung Dres. Sasse, Berlin & Munich
Collection Ann and Brian Cook, London
Collection Bufe, Munich

Forthcoming shows:
 

  • ART Innsbruck
    International Contemporary Arts Fair
    24 - 27 Feb 12
    daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    booth C.03

     

  • Embrace the Future
    Unveiling of the new :ModulArt Diamond series
    TESLA
    23 Mar - 5 Apr
    daily 12 noon to 6 p.m.
    Blumenstr 17 | 80331 Munich

     

  • 96% Dark Matter
    epo munich
    Winter 2013

Breaking the Rules
by Tom Prader
English and German
124 pp with 84 colour prints
Zurich 1997

Try Dax
by Klaus Walterspiel
19 pp with numerous colour prints
Munich 2000

:ModulArt
ed by Georg von Kap-herr
English and German
112 pp
Bobingen 2008

Panta Rei
TV documentary
by 3'30' film, Berlin
12'
2004

ModulArt
videoclip
2'
London, 2009

Leda Luss Luyken's :ModulArt
TV Feature by Peider Defilla
15'
BR-aplha TV | Munich | 2011