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Lucas Arruda's work obstinately concentrates on a well-defined theme within the canon of art history in order to examine complex contemporary mental states. His research develops fundamentally around landscape, thinking and experimenting with our capacity of living through the mediation of light and the gaze.

Through a powerful and cohesive series of oil paintings, as well as slide projections and light installations, his landscapes exist in the point of tension between abstraction and figuration, between apparition and emptiness. With each gaze, experiences are demarcated in a process of construction and reconstruction of memory, as if the formulation of fields of color touched on the immaterial body of temporal landscapes and experienced sensations.

As we move above and below horizon lines, the artist puts us before atmospheres that are charged with visual as well as metaphysical questions. Between sky and earth, the ethereal and solid, the imagination and the reality, a meditative contemplation finds its routine while following an endless, and not always clear, cycle of sublimation and deposition of matter.

Lucas Arruda (São Paulo, 1983) lives and works in São Paulo. 
His most recent solo exhibitions include Lucas Arruda, David Zwirner, London (2017); Days and Horizons - Lucas Arruda & On Kawara, Mendes Wood DM, New York (2017); Deserto-Modelo, Indipendenza, Rome (2016); Deserto-Modelo, Lulu, México DF (2015); Deserto-Modelo, Pivô, São Paulo (2015).
Additionally, his work has been included in institutional group exhibitions such as Anozero – Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Coimbra (2017); Soft Power. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2016); New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016);  As if in a foreign country, Galerie Schwarzwälder, Vienna (2015);1ª Bienal Internacional de Asunción - Grito de Libertad, Asunción (2015); Chambres à Part, Edition VIII, La Réserve Paris, Paris (2013); Here is Where We Jump, Museo del Barrio, New York (2013).

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Education
2009

BFA Faculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, Brazil

Solo Shows
2018

Neutral Corner, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Neutral Corner, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2017
Lucas Arruda, David Zwirner, London, UK
Days and Horizons - Lucas Arruda & On Kawara, Mendes Wood DM, New York, USA
2016
Deserto-Modelo, Indipendenza, Rome, Italy
Deserto-Modelo as above, so below, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2015
Deserto-Modelo, Lulu, Mexico DF, Mexico
Deserto-Modelo, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
2014
Deserto-Modelo, VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin, Germany
Deserto-Modelo, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2012
Deserto-Modelo, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Deserto-Modelo, Frederic Snitzer, Miami, USA
2011
III Mostra do Programa de Exposições, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Deserto-Modelo, i-20 Gallery, New York, USA
2010
Deserto-Modelo, 713 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Obras Recentes, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2009
Lucas Arruda, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

Group Shows
2018

David Zwirner: 25 Years, David Zwirner, New York, USA
Beyeler Collection / Nature + Abstraction, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Debout!, Couvent des Jacobins and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France
2017
Anozero – Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
2016
As if in a foreign country, Galerie Schwarzwälder, Wien, Austria
Soft Power. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
2015
Cry of Liberty, 1st International Biennale of Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
Kiti Ka’aeté, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Deserto Modelo as above so below, Herald ST, London, United Kingdom
2014
on another scale, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, Galleria Continua, San Giminiano, Italy
Lone Tree, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, United States
Stay in Love, Lisa Cooley & Laurel Gitlen, New York, Unites States
2013
Chambres à Part, Edition VIII, La Réserve Paris, Paris, France
I’ll Be Your Mirror, Herald St, London, United Kingdom
La Bienal 2013: Here is Where We Jump, Museo del Barrio, New York, United States
Dark to Light, H. M. Tower of London, London, United Kingdom
2012
Arte Brasileira Contemporânea, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Os Primeiros 10 Anos, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
2011
Temporada de Projetos, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
23°33’42′′_46°40’09′′, Galerie TORRI, Paris, France
2010
Deserto-modelo, 713 Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vistas a perder de vista, Galeria Penteado, Campinas, Brazil
2009
Obra Menor, Ateliê 397, São Paulo, Brazil
Energias na Arte, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
De Passagem, Rhys Mendes, São Paulo, Brazil
Superfície Ativada, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2008
Entre Cinco Paredes, Ateliê Rua Camilo, São Paulo, Brazil
40º Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Piracicaba, Pinacoteca Municipal Miguel Dutra, Piracicaba, Brazil

Exhibitions
Lucas Arruda Lucas Arruda
natura naturans
Natura Naturans
Lucas Arruda Neutral Corner
Neither.
Curated by Fernanda Brenner
Lucas Arruda, On Kawara Days and Horizons
Resonating Surfaces
Curated by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Lucas Arruda Deserto-Modelo as above so below
Lucas Arruda Deserto-Modelo
Noite Azul Elétrico
Lucas Arruda Deserto-Modelo
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