Painting Letters, Writing Images
There are a thousand ways to paint a letter – once you begin looking at it as an image. Lucas Stolz’s work is about this idea; that the shapes of letters can express more than just words. In his experimental calligraphy practice, which involves building his own large-format writing tools, the artist distils the fast-paced choreography of each letter in a composition that highlights the personality of each sign. Aiming his brushes, garden-sprayers and rakes at the alphabet, he evokes beautifully imperfect textures that transport character, emotions, conviction.

Born in Basel, Switzerland (1985)
Based in Barcelona, Spain (since 2009)


Pintando letras, escribiendo imágenes
Hay mil maneras de pintar una letra, una vez que empiezas a verla como una imagen. La obra de Lucas Stolz gira en torno de esta idea: que las formas de las letras pueden expresar algo más que palabras. En su práctica experimental de la caligrafía, que implica la construcción de sus propios instrumentos de escritura de gran formato, el artista destila la trepidante coreografía de cada letra en una composición que resalta la personalidad de cada signo. Dirigiendo sus pinceles, rociadores de jardín y rastrillos hacia el alfabeto, evoca texturas magníficamente imperfectas que transportan carácter, emociones y convicción.

Nacido en Basel, Suiza (1985)
Vive en Barcelona, España (desde 2009)

Pictures from the process…

Bio & Info

Next Shows
STROKE Art Fair 2023, Munich (Germany)

Past Shows & Fairs
December 2022 | 40×40 show | 22 Gallery, Munich
Juli 2022 | Open Art group show | Art Gallery 23, Barcelona
Mai 2022 | STROKE Art Fair 2023, Munich (Germany)
November 2021 | The Other Art Fair (Saatchi Art)
November 2012 “MediaMAP” new media art group show | IAM Gallery Madrid

Commercial Projects
Since 2010, Lucas Stolz has been working with an array of international brands and studios, creating concepts, illustrations, logos and matte-paintings for his clients. His specialty are calligraphy- and lettering-related projects – in line with his deep focus on letter shapes, which he also pursues as an artist. He learned the ropes from the street art legends Javier “Inocuo” Gutierrez and David Fernandez at their studio Inocuo the Sign. Since 2012, he has been operating as an independent creative, consulting for firms and collaborating with agencies. Key projects include the complete branding for a vegan fast-food chain called Unfckd Vegan (co-created with Jakob Konrad), concept art for the Davis Cup opening ceremony projections and matte paintings for Salón del Automóvil (both with Inocuo the Sign) and more artwork and graphics for brands like TOUS, Audi, L&M, OCB, O2, Codorniu…

2010 Postgraduate in Applied Illustration an der IDEP Barcelona
2009 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication an der HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

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Lucas Stolz | Pi i Margall 106 | 08025 Barcelona