Lucas Muñoz (b. 1983, Spain) is primarily a designer, craftsman and artist, but also an experimenter, conceptualist and researcher. His practice concerns the functionality and materiality of objects, as the artist recreates everyday objects and tools or daily life artefacts in the conceptual and contextual field of art.
Muñoz describes his practice as “fundamentally collaborative”. He emphasises simple definitions of objects and then deconstructs their materiality by altering it with industrial materials. According to the artist, his works represent interpersonal cooperation in the process of production. This process itself becomes an analogy which creates relations between materials and their purposes. Muñoz’s areas of interest include communication and the structural potential of various industrial components which he contextualizes in the area of everyday life, thus giving them a new type of significance. He rearranges materials that are traditionally viewed as scrap or were originally designed and generated for totally different purposes, i.e. to be used as home décor items. In a clever and humorous way, Muñoz challenges the generally accepted essence and use of various objects. He believes that there is no sharp edge between art and design, nor a straight line connecting them.
Lucas Muñoz is an active participant in design shows, with his works often presented in gallery expositions and included in both museum and private collections. Muñoz is currently living and working between Eindhoven and Madrid.