American artist Luke O’Sullivan combines illustrations and wood sculptures to create fascinating urban scenarios. Printed designs of houses, buildings, and other elements are pasted onto wooden boards that have the exact shape of their outlines and silhouettes.
The pieces are then placed on platforms with underground extensions, composing urban landscapes with complex structures that seem to levitate in the air.
I create architecturally inspired sculptures and prints. Screen printed drawings are used to assemble two and three-dimensional works focused on undiscovered places beneath cities and landscapes. Early interests in Nintendo games, maps, and science fiction movies contribute to the playful nature of my art. I like to describe my process as creating a lego set using my own hand drawn pieces. I use those pieces to create elaborate sculptures of cities, labyrinths and fantastical objects. Exploration and adventure are central to everything I make with each drawing and sculpture contributing to an ongoing catalogue of a strange invented world.Luke O’Sullivan