Canadian painter, photographer and designer based out of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lucas Seaward is regarded as one of the world's most exploratory nature artists living today. Utilizing one of earths most ancient and misunderstood substances (Oil Sands), Lucas’s work transcend societal perceptions, oscillating between two worlds, a forged subconscious and depictions of reality.
TYPES OF WORK
My aim is to create a composition that goes far beyond the canvas surface. If a picture is worth a thousand words, it is my goal to create art that will evoke emotions and stimulate conversation. Inspired by the natural world, I juxtapose the opposite extremes of industrial development with wildlife’s inherent beauty in an attempt to conceptually capture the intersection of global industrialization and global symbiosis.
Oil Sands Mixed Media seamlessly fuse macro photography with raw oil sands in an aim to expand upon one’s perception of Canada’s most controversially utilized resource, formulating it beyond its utilitarian history and social dogma. The aim, to conceptually demonstrate human polarity, mutual dependency and interconnectivity with the environment through material appropriation, form and composition. The result is a collection of works that will immerse viewers in a new world. Offering a transformative look at one of earth’s oldest substances.