Lucas Arruda was born in 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil. Painted from memory, Lucas Arruda’s misty landscapes focus on the intangible connection between elements such as the earth and sky and the sky and sea in a celebration of the different qualities of light. When he paints, which he always does standing up, Arruda creates the line of the horizon, the only structural component of his pictures, and then moves out from it to create a landscape. Arruda’s paintings belong to an unstable territory, somewhere between realism and abstraction. They provoke in the viewer a detachment from the material world, acting as an existential and emotional catalyst. Arruda was the third artist to be admitted to the Pinault Collection’s residency in Lens (France), from September 2017 to June 2018.
His work was included in the exhibition 'Luogo e Segni' (2019) at Punta della Dogana.