Lucas Arruda - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Lucas Arruda, 'Untitled (from the Deserto-Modelo series)', Lot 102

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Michael Werner Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in summer of 2015

  • Exhibited

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

  • 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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Untitled (from the Deserto-Modelo series)

signed and dated 'LUCAS ArruDa 2014' on the reverse
oil on canvas
30.1 x 37.1 cm (11 7/8 x 14 5/8 in.)
Painted in 2014.

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £300,000

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Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020