Adrien Lucca was born in 1983. He currently lives in Brussels.
He began developing his artistic practice in 2009 around the notions of geometry, colour, light, and perception. Working at the intersection of art and science, he investigates the properties of materials such as pigments and glass, as well as the physiological or cognitive aspects of colour and light perception.
Recently, his research has focused on deconstructing and reconstructing the notion of “colour” in programming the physical composition of the light. With the support of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, he developed a device that could produce a white light that is apparently neutral, but whose spectrum he can modulate to generate variations in the perception of colours of certain materials. In doing so, he has been able to obtain pigment shifts from grey to pink, lemon yellow to white, and red to green, among others.
He is a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre and at the École de Recherche Graphique, both located in Brussels. He has exhibited several large-scale projects in the public space, including Soleil de minuit [“Midnight Sun”] (2017, Montreal), Microkosmos (2018, Brussels), and Dentelles de lumière (2018, Rome).
His recent solo shows include La lumière est invisible, LMNO Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2020; Yellow zone / yellow-free zone, Project Space, The White House, Leuven, Belgium, 2019; A White Room Without Yellow, LMNO Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 2018; Mémoire #2, RIB, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2017; What Mary didn't Know, Kunsthalle Leipzig, Germany, 2016.
Adrien Lucca is represented by LMNO Gallery (Brussels).