Claus Lucas is a Korean Photographer based in Seoul, South Korea, born in 1973
He graduated Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, majored in Chinese.
Self-taught photographer, he decided to use photography for his art during his studies in the university.
Until his middle-30’s he worked for lots of fashion magazines included bazaar, GQ, Elle, Marie Claire...
Also he did many commercial works included Nike, Reebok, Calvin Klein, Samsung, LG, Levi’s ...
He got awards from around the world specially his middle-30’s he awarded HP(Hewlett-Packard) Award Grand Prize, because of that prize he got the opportunity to hold his first exhibition.
His first and second exhibition of works using Barbie dolls,
he express brutality of human nature with distorted love of bobby and ken. Since then he focus on inner collision of human beings. He do works which express human keen life like a war with human body. Sometimes his works looks like a painting, it started with his sister who was a painter.
His art start from photography, he gradually expand his art through make a video and sculpture.
2000 B.F.A. in Chinese Language, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
2008 Photography Lecturer. Woosong College,Daejeon,Korea
2014 39,40,41 Dongwook Lee Solo Exhibition, Gallery Aile, Seoul, South Korea
2014"Wozu",Gallery Palais De Seoul,seoul,Korea
2013 “ Wozu” ,Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
“Sense Of Guilt”, Jung Art Gallery, Yongin, Korea
2012 “Fake tale”, Gallery Apheta, Seoul, Korea
“Sense Of Guilt”, Gs Tower The Street Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 “Sacrifice”, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 “Lost”, Grimson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 “A Decisive Monent”, Seoul Auction, Busan, Korea
2008 “A Decisive Moment”, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2014 “DAMprize”, DAMarte Gallery, Milan, Italy
2011 Exhibition “V.E.R”, Am Gallery, Brighton, England
2008 9th Seoul Auction “Cuttting Edge”, Seoul Auction, Seoul, Korea
K*MoPA “Young Portfolio Acquisitions”, Kiyosato, Japan
“Heart Show”, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2007 “Phodar Biennial”, Pleven, Bulgaria
“HP Turn-On”, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006 “World On Live_I Love Korea”, PIFAN Exhibition Hall, Busan, Korea
“Hybridism”, Seoul International Photography Festival, Ssamzie Gallery, Seoul,Korea
2016 Lumiere Award Grand prize winner, USA
2016 Hiii Photography Award Jury Award Winner, China
2016 ND(Neutral Density Photography) Awards Honorable Mention
2014 IPA (International Photography Awards) 3rd Place Winner(Category-Book Self Published),USA
2014 Hariban Award Finalist, Japan
2014 DAMprize-Contemporary Art Contest_Finalist, Milan, Italy
2007 HP(Hewlett-Packard) Turn-on Digital Award Grand Prize Winner
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Sense of Guilt(2012)
W, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, anan, Sure, Singles, Allure, Maison…etc
Reebok, Nike, Calvin Klein Underwear, Levi's, Wella, LG (X-Note), Samsung Airconditioner, Nc Soft, Bayer Aspirin Protect, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Philadelphia Cream Cheese…etc and a lot of Film posters, Album cover