LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
ARTHENA MAXX aka Michaela Lukmann was born in 1969 in the small town of Bärnbach in western Styria. After completing technical training at BULME in Gösting near Graz and numerous additional training courses in the field of financial engineering and a university course in real estate management, she worked as a business incubator. Lukmann, mother of three daughters, has been a freelance artist since 2013. At the charity auction event in Dorotheum 2018, Arthena Maxx was ranked among the top 70 artists in Austria. Lukmann has been running his own gallery in Voitsberg since 2019. In recent years, Lukmann's works have been presented at several international exhibitions and art fairs, including in Switzerland (Swiss Expo Zurich 2019, 2020 and 2021), in the USA (Art Miami 2019), in Spain (Art Barcelona 2021) and in China (Art Beijing 2019 ) and Hong Art Museum Chongqing Pashmin Art 2021) as well as Venice Biennale with ARTBOX Group (2022), ART Munich 2022.Among 400 works and 40 artists of the exhibition Art Museum Chongqing Pashmin Art 2021 she was the only painter for the Aesthetica Magazine selected for her exceptional Artdress sculptures.
For the first time, limited ARTCHAIRS and ARTBAGS were created in England from her works and digital graphics. She founded NFTISMUS as an art and way of life and transforms all her works into forgery-proof digital works of art as NFTOKEN. She took part in three major auctions: ALBERTINA Vienna with Dorotheum Vienna 30 September Artwork: WATER is LIFE 2021, auction in Antik Möbel Hesz GmbH Work of art: SPIRIT of LIFE 2021, auction in cultural center Oidanativ Work of art: 2022 Arthena Maxx created the art dress sculpture "ZEDERNICA" in your Micizzano workshop for 777 years in the city of Voitsberg. Art for the anniversary: A dress that is 777 years of the city of Voitsberg shows «kleinezeitung.at and bequeaths the cycle #VO777 to the city of Voitsberg.
In 2022 ARTHENA MAXX was nominated in 7 categories in the Creativ Club Austria Award and at the Artprize Luxenburg with 14 ARTWORKS.
2023 she started her first world tour Miami, Los Angeles, Mallorca, Amsterdam, Florence, Veneice, Bratislava,Roma aso.. She also get listed under the 400.000 best artsit of the world from artfacts and listed in wikipedia.
As an autodidact, Lukmann developed a painting style that can be assigned to fantastic realism, but goes much further than that due to its specific materiality: Lukmann paints on different surfaces, not only on canvas, but also on textiles and clothing and transforms them into extraordinary art dress sculptures and on tapestries, combining materials such as gold leaf, silver leaf, Swarovski crystals, acrylic paints with various painting techniques. Airbrush, acrylic painting on canvas or spatula technique are just three examples of Lukmann's artistic repertoire. In terms of content, Lukmann addresses a wide range of topics in her work: the human eye or parts of it represent recurring motifs. Since 2013 "Arthena Maxx" has 36 work cycles consisting of around 950 works of art (paintings, tapestries, art dress sculptures, prints & graphics , digital arts, ceramics, photographs, videos, etc.). ]Memberships: Kunsthaus Zug, founder of the Mikizzano workshop in Voitsberg, member of the Grazer Kunstvereins and member of the Styrian Werkbund.
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