Happiness is the least materialistic 'material' that we can create; Being completely free. It is the most valuable thing in existence. It makes life bearable and gives value to what really matters. It’s a matter of inner peace and satisfaction. Art is less reason and more similar to religion. They share the same values in many areas. art is not a traditional religion. Art is the new religion of modern secularised people, with gallery’s as new temples. The greatest interface between art and religion lies in metaphysics. The supernatural: elusiveness, the incomprehensible.
The first confrontation of an installation by Lucas van Eeden will raise questions. Only upon the second evaluation the artwork reveals itself metaphorically, in the sense that the works are subjected into life within this world and in other metaphysical forms. The most important roles in his creative process is playing, alchemic methods and pseudosciences. With an eye towards social interaction in relation to the beholder and/or the audience: the objects, constructions and setups enter into a relationship that involve the spectator, they are intertwined with each other within the space and its proximity.
"If one understands form as only a basic state, then they miss feeling; physicality is gone, only we make form relevant."