Luca Agathogli is a young, emerging artist who has been working with Venture Arts since 2013.
Luca uses photography and computer graphics to merge his fascination with the world around him with fantastical influences to produce his intricate and multi-layered art works.
How long have you been making art?
I’ve been making art since primary school.
What are your favourite art materials to work with?
I like working with pencils, pens, photoshop and cameras best.
What is your art about?
It’s mainly about animals and places I like.
What, or who, inspires you as an artist?
I love manga and comics. I like making art.
Using photo-editing software, Agathogli digitally manipulates the images he takes to create surreal, dream-like snapshots. With ‘The Tower’ he focuses on a building on the edge of the void, an outpost with nothing but pure-nothingness behind it. Coupled with the electric-blue he uses to highlight the architectural detail, this real-world scene becomes fantastical and enigmatic.
– Tom Emery, Co-curator, Venture Arts presents, The Manchester Contemporary
Completely A Hustling Place, Manchester Central Library, 2021.
Cordially Invited IV, Make Studio Baltimore, online, 2021.
Venture Arts presents, The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester Central, 2017
MADE, Venture Arts full studio show, The People’s History Museum, Manchester, 2015
The Art of Nature, Venture Arts full studio show, The Lowry, Salford Quays, 2013
Luca also features on the Outside In online gallery