The more marks one makes, the more real our existence becomes. – Lucky Rapp
Lucky Rapp is a San Francisco based visual artist with a background in both fashion and art. Her self-taught style is often characterized as being text-based. Her methodology incorporates layers of resin, paint and acrylic forms that create texture and depth within the dialogue of her work. Lucky’s approach is process-oriented and physical. The end result, combines inquisitive statements that play with both language and the potency of graphical communication, while the three-dimensional nature of the layered resin fosters a sculptural reflective quality. Lucky’s work has been collected and exhibited across the United States and Europe, and has been featured in solo and group shows in Antwerp, Belgium and Mannheim, Germany, as well as in the United States at ArtHaus Gallery, DZINE Gallery, San Francisco ArtMarket, StARTup Art Fair San Francisco, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, ARC Gallery, Adeeni Design Galerie, h u g o m e n t o, Playground Global, Slate Contemporary Gallery, ArtZone 461 Gallery, Houston Art Fair, Los Angeles Affordable Art Fair and Campfire Gallery. Lucky’s work can frequently be found in the Roche Bobois San Francisco showroom and as an active member of the San Francisco art community she donates select works to the annual Art for Aids Auction, the Hospitality House Auction, and the ArtSpan Auction.
photography by Philip Bewley
Lucky graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in sports medicine and athletic training. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and has lived in Germany and Paris.
In the midst of the hard contrast of everyday life interpreted in black and white, deep underneath it all, always lies something even when it appears at first glance to be nothing at all. As an artist I find hard contrast interesting. What appears obvious for one may not be for another, and often it’s the process of understanding the layers that reveal the differences. – Lucky Rapp