Lucas Arruda’s work comprises paintings, prints, light installations, slide projections and films.
It reflects the artist’s intensive examination of a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from the conceptual framework of the genre that is painting to the existential conditions of life itself.
A particular feature of Arruda’s praxis is his portrayal of landscapes and seascapes, although his work never references specific locations.
On the contrary, he is concerned with capturing those imaginary places evoked by thoughts of landscapes and seascapes, and with looking into the light conditions, atmospheres and emotions connected with them.
English and German text.
Accompanies the exhibition ‘Lucas Arruda: Deserto-Modelo’, 6 Jun – 8 Sep 2019, Fridericianum, Kassel.