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Luke Achterberg

Work: Relative
Dimensions: 90" x 168"
Year: 2009

My work explores relationships between fine art and the subcultures of hot-rodding, graffiti, and street art—all of which display extremely high craft values developed outside of academia. I identify with these values and am diligent in my attention to quality. In accordance with the subversions of street art, I paint ceramics in order to overturn the longstanding obligation to glaze fire. I continually play with balance, both physical and aesthetic, creating a visual smoothness or sleekness, what I would call “Super Sleek."


University of Kentucky
Faculty Sponsor: Gary R. Bibbs