NEW ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
Bernard Lokai was born in 1960 in Bohumin, Czechoslovakia. He lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin.
He is a former master student of Gerhard Richter and has held a teaching position at the Freie Kunstademie in Essen for several years.
In his works Bernard Lokai uses both the historical forms of expression of painting up to the gestural brushstrokes of abstract expressionism and implies the spray paints of graffiti or better urban art with. Through this he absorbs the tradition of landscape painting and lets it flow into his abstract painting. He is primarily concerned with the question of how painting can still be done and experienced today.
Bernard Lokai participated in a collateral event of the 56th Biennale di Venezia at Palazzo Albrizzi in 2015.
Bernard Lokai had another solo exhibition in the same year at the renowned Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, U.S.A..
COROPLAST-CHEFIN NATALIE MEKELBURGER: Visionärin aus Wuppertal
Natalie Mekelburger, Vorsitzende der Geschäftsführung der Coroplast Unternehemensgruppe, sitzend vor dem Bild “Vorhang” , 140 cm x 200 cm, 2010 von Bernard Lokai (Pressefoto) im Interview im Handelsblatt vom 23.7.2017
Kunstmarkt: Millionenpreise, die aus nackter Angst entstehen
Die Welt vom 12.11.2012
Eine Kaufempfehlung für die Arbeiten Bernhard Lokai