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Jeffrey Luque creates ambitious yearlong series

May 9, 2016 // by Ben Thompson

This is one of a series of reports about studio visits to CoRK Arts District.

“I'm just a bicycle mechanic that likes to paint,” Jeffrey Luque writes on his Tumblr site.

As a self-taught artist, a passion for painting has driven his thirst for knowledge since an early age. “Some of my first images in books that I remember are of the paintings of Goya, Delacroix, Titian, and many others,” Luque wrote in an email to MOCA.

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Figurative painting is a thread that runs through Jeffrey Luque's life and culminates in the ambitious Girl with Flowers series. Image courtesy of Ben Thompson.

He loved combing through the pages of his mother's Time Life Library of Art. “I was always drawn to the more dynamic and figurative work. Goya's Black Paintings are some of my first favorite paintings in those books.

Figurative painting is a thread that runs through Luque's life and culminates in the ambitious Girl with Flowers, a series of large-scale portraits that represent a yearlong commitment to create a body of work intended to be viewed as one cohesive installation.

Look for reports about more studio visits in the future.

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Luque paints in his CoRK studio. Image courtesy of Ben Thompson.
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Jeffrey Luque's Girl with Flowers paintings hang in this CoRK studio. Image courtesy of Ben Thompson.
Jeffrey Luque CoRK Studio Girl Flower Painting e
Image courtesy of Ben Thompson.
Jeffrey Luque CoRK Studio White Hair Woman Painting f
Image courtesy of Ben Thompson.
Jeffrey Luque CoRK Studio Palette g
Image courtesy of Ben Thompson.

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