“Light is what binds my works together, as if I am balancing light and shadow”, says Lucas Arruda. This first monograph on his work explores, across a selection of his most beautiful works, the pursuit of light in his sky, sea and jungle paintings. With texts by Fernanda Brenner and Chris Sharp, as an introduction by publisher Staffan Ahrenberg and excerpts from a conversation between Lucas Arruda and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Lucas Arruda was born in São Paolo, Brazil in 1983 and currently lives and works in São Paulo. He is represented by Mendes Wood DM. 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). Lucas Arruda is represented by the galleries Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Bruxelles, New York) and David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong).