Februar 10th, 2013

week #16 – @LucanArt / Miroslav

Who are you and where do you come from?
Hi, I am an Artist, Designer and Photographer specialising in Automotive/Marine Art, Atchitecture, Coastline Photography and Illustrations. Predominantly working in B&W, applying a high attention to detail is my signature. Over the course of last year, I ve also been working with the Freeway Poets, creating a provocative live art on stage, alongside the poetry, bringing an illustration skills onto the street art scene.
I was born in those days Czechoslovakia, but am living and creating here in UK for about 10 years now.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
You can follow me on Twitter as @LucanArt. I Tweet about my work as and artist, about the projects, exhibitions and other creative people around me. Also ocassionally reposting interesting design blog features, works of other illustrators and anything which grabs my attention.

Tell us about your creative side:
I was always inclined to work on the technical drawings at first, studying an artitecture and all. Most of my work used to be working for car and bike collectors… which was great, as I got to drive the cars sometimes too. This also allowed me to explore the detail… and found that in it definitelly lies one of my biggest strengths. Lately, working with the poetry, I am exploring again something I used to love when growing up… twist the subject as much as possible, reveal the issues which society chooses to ignore, make people think… and often also trying to bring a little humour into this. I constantly try to see situations and the objects in a different way, I am trying to appreciate the beauty in the „everyday“ stuff around us.

What inspires you?
Life would be the short answer. I am trying to walk with my eyes open, looking up when walking the streets, admiring the skills of the generations before who came us. In terms of my work, especially the illustration skills, I have only recently realised how much I was influenced by the copy of an old Bible, at my grandmothers when growing up… it was illustrated by Gustave Dore!!!

Time travel: Where would you go to?
60s, 70s… love the era, the music especially, the creative freedom of expression… well… ok, in States mainly, I have to add… wasn’t like that everywhere.

Name your favorite present book:
Well, at the moment, am actually submerging myself in the book of Biblical Illustrations by Gustave Dore, as am inpiring myself for the next big project.

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
There is plenty of creative blogs I follow out there… who really help me lately however, especially putting together my new business plan, was @TheDesignTrust, great side, full of very useful resources if you want to take your career as an artist, maker to the next level.

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