Luc Schol (b. 1991) is a Dutch visual artist creating his own fantastical realms. He is based in London and Rotterdam. After attending the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague from 2009 to 2013 he received his BA in photography at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2015. He obtained his MA at the Royal College of Arts in 2021 and is selected to attend an exchange with the Kyoto School of Arts. He exhibited his work at North Sea Jazz, Van Gogh Museum and others.
My practice is concerned with exploring and questioning escapist realms, wether physical or digital. I traverse these lands by foot, mouse or joystick and use the camera to create large enigmatic imagery to invoke a meditative experience. I wonder what escapism means for the human condition, as it is so seemingly pointless yet so irrefutably important.
Welcome to an ancient habitable moon circling the gas giant Moeder in a type F solar system someplace in our galaxy. Tidally locked to its mother planet, it takes 60 hours to rotate around the giant, leaving this place with no distinctive seasons and long stretches of day and night, dawn and dusk. Eons has passed. Events have shifted this old and slow land. Fragments of a history are to be found in this uncanny and intangible space.
Underneath the Giant is an ongoing exploration of the sublime and the sinister and an ode to flux and limbo. Join me on a walk through times in between moments of significance and legend.