Sydney based artist Luca Goczey has been surrounded by art her whole life. She has acquired a rich background in art theory, studying art in Hungary when she was growing up, and then going on to complete a degree in Painting & Philosophy at UNSW’s COFA (now UNSW Art and Design).
Her artwork, as she describes it, is balanced in two parts; the ‘spine’ and the ‘flesh’. Luca refers to the ‘spine’ as her “body of knowledge derived from philosophical theories and concepts”, whilst the ‘flesh’ represents to her creative drive. Her artwork expresses a meditative reflection of her personal experiences and feelings through an intricate system of symbolism and is usually done in black and white. This is all created in her room which she turns effortlessly into an artist studio in “under two and a half minutes”.
Luca’s go-to materials are artist-rag paper, watercolour and ink. The black ink adds depth and intensity to her work, whilst the watercolour creates space, breaking and lightening up the composition. Luca finds her days dedicated to creating her art - some are completed within a week and some take almost ten months. This personal, quiet atmosphere is balanced out with a lively and active one during the night when Luca can be found working in a bar in the Sydney CBD.
Future goals for Luca include wishing to complete a Doctorate of Philosophy Art, Design and Media and eventually, to be able to create a life in which she can blend together art, the academic world and hospitality.