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  • Provenance

    VeneKlasen/Werner Galerie, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, VeneKlasen/Werner Galerie, Lucas Arruda—Deserto-Modelo, November 15, 2014 – January 10, 2015

  • Literature

    Henri Neuendorf, “artnet Asks: Lucas Arruda”, artnet News, December 1, 2014, online (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Lucas Arruda

    Lucas Arruda is a Brazilian contemporary artist who lives and works in São Paolo. Arruda paints diffusive land- and seascapes characterized by faint horizon lines, intense internal light, and a placid expression of the sublime. His paintings recreate the unrelenting violence of nature, blending wisps of clouds and the foam of the sea into the indistinguishable whole of the storm. His works are meditations on memory and loss, created by paradoxically using abstraction as a means to achieve illusory figuration.   

    Arruda’s paintings are marked both by an all-encompassing elusiveness and an immersive turbulence of form. Primarily working on an intimate scale, Arruda co-opts the onerous expressiveness of abstract painting to create scenes of the intense power and beauty of nature. Arruda’s formal experimentations with the temperament of light and the capabilities of tonality align his work with that of James Abbott Whistler and J.M.W. Turner as much as with that of Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still.  

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signed and dated “Lucas Arruda 2014” on the overlap
oil on canvas
9 5/8 x 12 in. (24.4 x 30.5 cm)
Painted in 2014.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $350,000

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20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

New York Auction 2 July 2020