A soul for a muse
“I never wanted to be an artist, but it’s the greatest gift life has given me. I want my art to do good. I spend my time desiring beauty, it has become an obsession.”
Our paths are shaped by the unconscious, 80%. Born in 1986, Astrid Lucketti, today a painter, took care to focus attention on her feelings, her intuitions, her dreams while her wonder for nature - her major inspiration - never ceased to animate her . “Human beings don't really understand what happens to them by being human. This is why he needs to codify everything,” confides the woman for whom academic matters are often too boring. As a young adult favoring instinct over mentality, she chose to study architecture and design. Coming from a family background initiated into the arts and following her life experiences, Astrid Lucketti asked herself what was essential to her. This is how she decided to embrace, in her turn, this marvelous universe.
Astrid Lucketti went to meet herself. Meet the child she was and her talents as an artist. Nourished by dreams of escape, his art is protean: painting, sculpture, tattoo, photography, street art. Themes abound: energy, light, fluids, the omnipresent duality of the world, spirituality and a recurrence: the notion of freedom.
Gold and black are the artist's key, driving colors, a symbol of light on the one hand and the unknown on the other. White, which we also find a lot in Astrid's work, carries innocence and wisdom. Finally, blue, the fourth preferred color, is the promise of truth.
Many of the artist's works do not have a name. Why would she lock them up even more? “It’s difficult for me to name, it doesn’t amuse me much. Putting a verb is like putting a box on something . Astrid would tell you that we like to fit together in life, and that we need it. School, business, family, country, language… Our freedom is confinement: the body, breathing and the very nature of life, our passage on Earth as a soul. Thus, “I prefer to let people name my works themselves. I love watching them and listening to them read my creations, from their point of view, their own imagination .
Time for points of view
The notion of point of view, position and action is an integral part of Astrid Lucketti's work. According to the artist it is a direct concordance with our way of being. This is how she works on her creations using three processes. Astrid Lucketti contemplates the beauty that surrounds us. Through photographic art, she captures the movement, the fleeting, ephemeral moment. Through her pictorial studio creations, she creates movement. On the ground, bare arms and feet, with silver spoons as main tools and his hands in order to feel the materials: paint, cardboard, paper, metal or wood. Cardboard, a recycled material, represents the passing of time. “It’s as if I were painting on a bookcase,” she smiles. The modifications to the shape of the material by the paint (undulations), punctuated by numerous drying phases between the different strata, correspond to the evolution of the human being. For her street art creations, Astrid Lucketti considers her favorite tool, the spray, as a metaphor for the breath of life.
According to the artist it is essential to dare to look, to see, perceive and encounter one's colors, one's own ambivalences in order to live, to consciously savor the riches that overwhelm us.
Manifesto of intuition
The artist enjoys surprising himself, his soul is his muse. She enjoys it, she would tell you, because art is direct access to the source of intuition. When she creates, Astrid can reach other states of consciousness. For weeks, his works germinate in his unconscious. The days preceding the birth of the idea are bustling and bubbling. Then suddenly, the letting go and the gushing… intuitive. “I don’t think, I do it instinctively,” she says. The music sounds and in a meditative, almost hypnotic trance, the artist welcomes this new state of consciousness. Astrid paints the energy that drives us.
In her alchemical quest for the divine, she also learned to work outdoors: “I need wide open spaces. With these new constraints, I discovered another freedom.”
In front of Yves Klein, the artist stops, amazed: “His creations allow me to be still.” Endowed with fine perception, her gaze remains still, she appreciates the details and, in a certain form of constant fullness, understands that beauty is everywhere.
Often, artists have this ability to perceive in a non-intellectual way the reality of the world that they transmit in their art by offering messages and allowing access to another state of consciousness. The spectator, then touched by the work, will be able to perceive this reality, understand it, make it their own, to the point of feeling a form of truth.
Astrid Lucketti offers a unique journey towards a luminous elsewhere.