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A rare interview with Lux the Sculptor Dog / 22 July 2012

Basket Case

Basketcase, by Lux, the sculptor dog

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 I don't know if many people know this but I share a house with a fellow artist. Her real name is Lucky, but her artist name is Lux. I have profiled her work previously on DAO


To celebrate her birthday today, she created her latest masterpiece, called Basketcase. I think it is her most profound work to date.
I interupted her discussion with me as to why dogs have elbows in their legs, to ask her about her art.


DOLLY: Tell us about your latest work 'Basketcase'.

LUX: It is a statement about modern life, an anti-materialistic stance, basically saying: the more toys you collect, the bigger the basketcase you are.

DOLLY: That's quite powerful. But you know I am a mad person and take offence to the fact you are using the term 'basketcase' in a derogatory way.

LUX: Relax, I am just a dog.
DOLLY: So tell us what your work is, in a general sense.

LUX: My work explores the relationship between the Military-Industrial Complex and copycat violence.

With influences as diverse as Rousseau and Francis Bacon, new combinations are crafted from both explicit and implicit textures.

Ever since I was a puppy I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of the universe. What starts out as undefined soon becomes corrupted into a hegemony of lust, leaving only a sense of undefined and the unlikelihood of a new synthesis.

As wavering replicas become transformed through undefined and critical practice, the viewer is left with a new agenda of the inaccuracies of our existence.

Dolly: I see... Anything else you would like to add?

Lux: Yes, rub my belly.

 

 

Keywords: artist,dog artists,interview,sculpture

Comments

Merry Cross

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23 July 2012

Just gorgeous Dolly...there's a way this reminds me of the humour in Banksy's art. I LOVE it. And it's another one for my show, unless you object.

Dolly Sen

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23 July 2012

I am in discussing with tate modern, Colin, but don't hold your breath. They took offense to me sniffing their crotches, for some reason.

Colin

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22 July 2012

Henri Rousseau and Francis Bacon never caught sticks with so much philosophical intent. When and where is she showing her work?

Dolly Sen

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22 July 2012

Yes, she likes sticks but catches them ironically to highlight the fact humans chase things others have thrown and dictate they chase.

Lynn

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22 July 2012

I can totally get her dialectical deconstruction of the irony of capitalism. Does Lux like sticks too? x

Dolly Sen

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22 July 2012

an up to date pic of Lux