Luke Francis Haseler - a visual artist and designer, portrait painter, picture maker and poet based in London, with a growing art direction practice for a range of creative fields; seeking ultimately to give form to stories which compel the idea of the human spirit and the nature of things; to give value to our existence by establishing spaces for reflection, correspondence and feeling.
Passionate about the visceral experience of seeing artwork in the flesh, he has a record of transforming disused spaces into environments for multi-discipline arts collaboration and exhibition. In 2013 he founded the art collective Vermilion Hook, who went on to produce three independent fine-art exhibitions bridged with performance, poetry, cabaret and music; namely the ‘Wine-Dark Sea’, in the basement of infamous Soho tailor Mark Powell and across three floors at 26 Greek Street.
As part of Vermilion Hook, Luke was responsible for the acquisition of the building that became the cultural hub Platform Southwark, and the design of their co-working studio.
Currently occupying a studio at The Workshop London SE1, where he has built a dynamic working environment and continues to develop his next collection of paintings.
It is here that he also facilitates rehearsal space for actors, theatre makers, musicians and dancers. This gives Luke the opportunity to consult and collaborate on a spectrum of creative projects, providing a source of inspiration for the future shape of his practice.
The project which defines his ten year career is The Chapel, an experiential apartment in the French Alps which Luke designed, built and hand finished over two years 2018-2020. Contributing his first mural painting in Buon Fresco, completing not only his Grand Tour of Italian painting, but the narrative and final wall covering of the space.