Luke Preece is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Predator (1987)

Film Synopsis

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major “Dutch” Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.

About the Artist

Luke is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in the West Midlands, UK. A passionate fan of sci-fi, fantasy, music, comics and movies he enjoys channeling those interests into his work.

For the past 16 years he has been working within the video game, comic, fiction and music industry. Clients include 2000 AD Comics, Rebellion, Solaris Books, Radiant Worlds, Sony Music, Music For Nations, Metal Hammer, Topps Star Wars and more. He also collaborates with various galleries including Garageland and Hero Complex Gallery on limited screen prints for various exhibitions, gig posters and events.

Why did you choose this film?

I always consider myself rather lucky growing up in the 80’s –  as i’m sure you’ll agree, it was THE best era for Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Predator being (in my opinion) one of Arnie’s finest achievements in film. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve watched this movie. So, when I got asked by the guys at garageland.net to create a poster for a screening in LA to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary obviously I jumped at the chance. Limited screenprints were produced in 2 x variants and printed at 24″ x 36″.

AVAILABLE NOW at http://www.lukepreece.com/#/predator/

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

12TH AUG – Taking part in Creature Features’ ‘Mad Max: The Art of Road Rage Group Art Show’ in LA. I’ll be exhibiting my MAD MAX FURY ROAD artwork and selling screenprints at the show. I’ll also be selling these limited screenprints with Hero Complex Gallery after the show finishes at hcgart.com on 28th August

13TH SEPT  – JUDGE COVER ART for 2000AD prog 2048 hits the shelves.

22ND SEPT – I am exhibiting and selling original 2000AD artwork for prog 2048 with Vice Press as part of their ‘ZARJAZ’ exhibition at Thoughtbubble in Leeds.

I have some exciting new things coming up with Hero Complex Gallery. Unfortunaely I can’t really talk about those things just yet.  I also more gig posters coming up with Garageland too.

Be sure to check out all of Luke’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Alien classic real soon.

Luke Preece
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