Lucas Arruda, Monograph, 2018

« The light is the link between my works, as if I balanced shadow and light. » Lucas Arruda

The first monograph of Lucas Arruda explores, through a selection of the artist’s most beautiful works, the research he leads with patience and method through his sky, ma- rines and jungle landscapes. This publication is enriched by texts written by Fernanda Brenner (curator and director of the Pivô, independant art center in São Paolo) and Chris Sharp (curator and freelance author based in Mexico), as well as extracts of a conversation between Lucas Arruda and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Lucas Arruda was born in 1983 in São Paolo (Brazil). He lives and works in São Paolo. His works were recently ex- hibited in several group exhibitions : «Debout!» at the Pi- nault Collection, Rennes (2018); «Nature and Abstraction» at the Beyeler Foundation, Basel (2018); «Soft Power. Arte Brasil» in Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoort (2016), «New Sha- mans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists» at the Rubell Famil- ly Collection, Miami (2016). He is represented by Mendes Wood DM gallery and David Zwirner gallery.

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The first comprehensive monograph on the work of Brazilian painter Lucas Arruda elucidates the artist’s intricate, meditative compositions.

This monograph presents three groups of works loosely characterized as seascapes, jungles, and monochromes. Collectively titled Deserto-Modelo, they have an ephemeral, transient quality.