«Lucas Ngo lives and works in Paris. Originally from southern France, he was raised in Collioure, a town whose artistic legacy is reflected in Ngo’s paintings, which move between narration and abstraction.
In Ngo’s aesthetic, portraits turn into landscapes, repositories where me- mories fade away, are condensed and scattered. There is a feeling of
drifting that emerges from contemplating these evanescent images, the
residue of encounters that trigger affect and emotions. While attemp- ting to erase, his portraiture paradoxically opens up still more reminis- cences. From intimate memories, shifting gaps emerge in space and
time, mingling presence and absence around faraway figures that reveal the many forms and landscapes held deep within. Body memories emerge in veiled, blurred and ghostly images, without our knowing if they are trying to reveal themselves to our consciousness
or, on the contrary, to vanish at the threshold of the unconscious. Contem- plating Lucas Ngo’s work transports us on a nebulous and phantasmago- rical journey, a path plunged into half-light where forms emerge without
a struggle to those able to contemplate the shadows, bringing the gazer back to an interiority filled with intermingled ghosts and memories where the figure of the body becomes a universal abstraction. »