While strikingly different from the work of Tebet, the landscapes by
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and Michael Werner, achieve a similar effect, framing diffuse horizons in a way that makes the ground almost disappear. Though deeply indebted to the tradition of landscape painting by the likes of
, Arruda’s paintings have a unique identity in which it’s hard to determine orientation. Relying heavily on light, they’re like small windows looking out on the world.
While still relatively inexpensive in comparison to pieces on offer by more established artists, the works by these young painters represent a push to place this new figuration on the market. “This kind of painting is having a moment,” says João Azinheiro, a director at Baró. “It comes after a phase when painting had kind of disappeared.”