Untitled from the series Deserto-Modelo
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  • Provenance

    Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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Untitled from the series Deserto-Modelo

signed and dated "Lucas Arruda 2012" on the reverse
oil on canvas
19 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (49.8 x 50.2 cm)
Painted in 2012.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

sold for $100,000

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

1 212 940 1250

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 2 July 2020