Lucas is interested in creating work that revolves around his personal experience wherein each work functions as a celebration of his queer identity. Abstracting the potential for figural work dissolves the idea of a specified identity, allowing his work to function in any capacity that is dependent on the audience. Creating dialogue surrounding these ideas of self provides clarity in the investigation of how a person’s projected identity directly influences their experience. All of these specific elements of queer identity need to be artistically and socially represented in order to create a comprehension in a community that is built on solidarity and empathy.
Lucas Ouellette currently lives and works in Portland, Maine.