THE QUESTION OF GEOMETRY
Lugufelo creates his monumental sculptures under a scientific paradigm of optical geometrics. His work is based on a solid geometry of circles, triangles, and squares - either segmented or expanding ad infinitum under an imaginary approach of Euclidean and Pythagorean formulations. Lugufelo rearranges, alters, and displaces these shapes to create a higher visual dimension. Right angles merge into a succession of circular lines in repetitive sequences of spherical geometry and curvilinear coordinates. They also transform into perpendicular or orthogonal vectors of tensional forces. A sum of complex mathematical matrixes creates a deductive system, defining and questioning the role of abstract art, tradition, and modernity.
Initially, Lugufelo's multifaceted geometric approach connects the viewer to a metaphysical world. On a second look, the work acts as a model for representational reality when the artist incorporates suggestive references to the human body and its parts, or to the animal kingdom.