Lukáš Rais Sculptures – light matter shape and you.
Lukáš Rais represents a generation of Czech sculptors who entered the art scene at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In a short time he managed to build an excellent reputation and a unique position. The work of Lukáš Rais is characterised by its extraordinary monumentality, ingenious composition, compactness of form and refinement. Harmony and plasticity are embodied in the organic sculptures made of stainless steel; we perceive in them a special harmony of heaviness and lightness, softness and hardness, i.e. seemingly contradictory phenomena. They arouse our curiosity, we want to approach them to explore them, but they also give us a sense of security. When we look into them, we find that they mirror us. Suddenly we are part of them, as absorbed by them as all our surroundings. They connect worlds and shine in their massiveness as extraordinary bodies full of emotion. It is also significant that they are clearly classifiable, recognizable at first sight. It is a sign that the sculptor has built his own world, which is one of the defining conditions if an artist wants to stand out from the crowd. They don’t even have to be signed and we still know who was behind their creation.