Lucas Arruda is a Brazilian painter born in 1983. He received his BFA from Faculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, Brazil, in 2009.
Arruda is particularly interested in portraying landscapes and seascapes, although his work does not depict actual locations; it is created from memory and inspired by light. Arruda’s first solo show was organized by Cahiers d’Art in Paris in October, 2018, accompanied by the artist’s first monograph. The following year, The Fredericianum Museum in Kassel presented Arruda’s first large-scale institutional solo exhibition, Deserto-Modelo.
His group exhibitions include “Debout!” at Collection Pinault, Rennes (2018); “Nature and Abstraction” at Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2018); “Soft Power. Arte Brasil” at Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2016), ”New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists” at Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016). HIs work is held in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Brazil’s Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and the Rubell Family Collection in Miami.
Portrait : photography of Gui Gomes, courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brussels and New York.