The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation awards its fourth scholarship to a young artist from Villa Arson
The fourth scholarship for a young artist, created as part of the partnership established by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and Villa Arson in 2017, was awarded on 28 September 2023 at the opening of the Villa Arson autumn exhibitions.
Lukas Meir began his art studies at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany, and graduated from Villa Arson, Nice, in 2023. His artistic practice includes painting and sculpture.
Meir’s work shows scenes of everyday life, using a visual language that evokes Renaissance religious painting. Through this confrontation, he seeks a level of meaning where the social and moral significance of the apparently profane can find expression.
Figuratively, the human body comes to represent the mind and social position; it becomes a surface of projection and attack oscillating between the need for protection and the need to show oneself.
Lukas Meir has already participated in exhibitions in France and Germany.
He was chosen for this scholarship from a shortlist of 8 young artists who graduated from Villa Arson in 2022 and 2023, distinguishing themselves through their practice of painting and drawing.
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