The work of Lukas Gschwandtner (°1995 / AT) engages with the scale and measurement of the human body and its interaction with space, furniture and objects in both historical and contemporary context. He investigates the body language that a piece of furniture suggests and how this proposal is interrupted and repurposed by its use.
Lukas Gschwandtner holds a B.A. in Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Arts in London and has prior training in accessory design and traditional leathercraft from Schloss Hetzendorf in Vienna. In 2018, he received a grant from the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria for Wiener Maße, a travelling steel, plaster, and canvas construction, which focuses on the shared word in conversation and the resulting perception of time. The installation was tested at Raven Row and RIBA. Lukas participated in Peana’s 2019 residency exchange program in Monterrey, Mexico, funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This was followed by a solo show at Lant Street, curated by Jermaine Gallacher.
Lukas currently lives and works in Vienna.