Matto Lucas: Modern Romance

Matto Lucas Modern Romance

Artist statement:
There is lot of visual noise in navigating contemporary queer culture.

My practice concerns itself with an ‘artist-as-anthropologist’ study. Within this framework, I have attempted to not only contemplate the semiotic value of symbols and iconography of modern tech-based avatar interactions, but also to represent a ‘self portrait’ of sorts – using the ‘other’ as a study for the illustration.

What are the value of our connections and communications with each other at the moment?

Matto’s work can be viewed at:



Image: Matto Lucas, Modern Romance 2016. Work on Paper, (59.5 x 42 cm)

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The winner of the inaugural Queer Art Prize Australia was announced on Friday 13 January 2017. An exhibition of finalists is currently on show at Chapel Off Chapel until Sunday 5 February 2017. For more information, visit: for details.

Queer Art Prize Australia (QAPA) is an initiative of the Australian Pride Network – ABN: 52 551 990 041

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