Lucca Drake Aparicio, also known as SulkingDrake, was a local student and abstract gestural expressionist who passed away this year. An astonishingly prolific artist for his age, Aparicio created multimedia, abstract works using a variety of materials, including acrylic, oil and spray paint, watercolor, industrial dyes, resin, pen and ink, and assemblage. His craft extended to poetry and digital creative media, including edited photography, use of text, and mashup film. His work is dominated by studies of composition and color theory.
Aparicio was an International Baccalaureate Diploma student who attended Oaks Christian School and Agoura High School and took classes at Mission: Renaissance Fine Art and Moorpark College. His work was exhibited mostly in the Conejo Valley and Los Angeles. He was interested in becoming a working artist and curator and for several years worked as an assistant to abstract artist Bernard Dunaux. He loved the sciences, animals, music and surfing.
This exhibit offers family, friends and the community the opportunity to view Aparicio’s work and share memories of the young artist.
Admission is free. The gallery, located in William Rolland Stadium, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.