Luka Uršič is a versatile artist who captures a shifting urban rhythm through vast landscapes inspired by music, visual art and set design. His work is full of speed and motion, but stays loyal to a clear, primary style.
As a member of groups like Leftfinger and Lo-hi-fi, the artist says that every new project leaves its mark with new knowledge, self-confidence and inspiration. Luka is fascinated by the fleeting, intangible nature of music. Like painting, the artist perceives music as a visual medium. His works have been described as layers of sound, applied with a brush: a combination of broad, wild colours and unearthly, dreamlike images.
His art never tells an obvious story. Luka invites viewers to stroll freely in new and unfamiliar directions. “I often get inspired by the most bizarre circumstances,” he says. To create original work, one needs passion, variety, and an eruption of creativity, which the artist calls “controlled insanity”. It is this vivid imagination which allows him to inhabit a world of colour, youth, energy and ideas. It’s a phase which only a handful of people are immune to growing out of.
The artist collaborated with Slovene artist JAŠA for the project the lovest in Ljubljana’s Museum of Modern Art. Based on the principle “party as an artform,” the installation became a Friday night destination, turning events, music, dancing and general debauchery into a new visual medium. The gallery’s legendary doorman would declare the party was over with the words, “The Museum is Closing.” The period coincided with a broader renaissance of the club scene in Ljubljana and elsewhere.