Cahiers d’Art presents Deserto-Modelo, an exhibition by the Brazilian artist Lucas Arruda of small landscapes and seascapes from private collections, and introduces a set of four new prints. Produced in the Paris workshop of American printer Michael Woolworth, the three new lithographs and single drypoint etching allow the artist to pursue his study of different printing techniques, and expand his painting practice.
Arruda’s monochromatic, landscapes, jungles and seascapes, inspired by light and painted from memory, are more a product of a state of mind than depictions of particular locales. Simultaneously, Cahiers d’Art publishes the first monograph to examine Arruda’s work. Presented with three different cover images, the new book includes seventy-five illustrations and texts by Fernanda Brenner, curator and director of Pivô, an independent art center in São Paulo, and Mexico-based curator and writer Chris Sharp, as well as excerpts from a conversation between the artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist.