Artist Talk: Lucas Foglia
Lucas Foglia's Human Nature shows a series of interconnected stories about people, nature, and the science of our relationship to wilderness.

Foglia (1983, US) is a storyteller who shares his socially engaged and profoundly aesthetic view of the relationship between humans and their environment, in his work Human Nature. During the opening weekend of the exhibition, the American photographer will talk about his work.

Urban Greenway in Seoul, South Korea © Lucas Foglia / Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

For the last eleven years Lucas Foglia has been working on a convincing oeuvre focused on the relationship between humans and nature, and the role played in it by technology. He has photographed interactions between continually changing landscapes and the people who live, work, research or spend their leisure time in them. His work is a continuous investigation into the traces that men leave behind in the landscapes and the effect that nature has on humans.

Foglia graduated with a MFA in Photography from Yale University and with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe. His prints are in collections including the Art Collection of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Foam, International Center of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Foglia was chosen as one of the Foam Talents for Foam Magazine in 2014. He lives and works in San Francisco. His earlier books, A Natural Order (Nazraeli Press, 2012) and Frontcountry (Nazraeli Press, 2014) were published to international critical acclaim. Foglia is represented by Frederick & Freiser Gallery, New York, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London.

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Artist Talk: Lucas Foglia