Lucas Arruda
Brazilian , born 1983
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Mendes Wood DM at Art Basel 2018,
Mendes Wood DM
Deserto-Modelo "as above, so below",
Herald St
Lucas Arruda "Deserto-Modelo",
Mendes Wood DM

Through oil on canvas, São Paulo-based Lucas Arruda transports his viewers to another world. Each of his paintings, while apparently simple at first glance, contains an alternate space as vast as the deep recesses of our memory. Arruda employs pastel or muted hues to create a dreamlike glow, inside of which evocative and scratchy brushstrokes swirl around as if they are trying to escape the canvas. The atmosphere hangs heavy over seas and in dense forests, and any perceived calm is only the signal of an approaching storm. With each intimately sized painting, Arruda captures the contradicting energy and serenity of an unpredictable natural landscape.