In his first solo show in London at the David Zwirner Gallery, PIPA Prize 2012 nominee Lucas Arruda showcases recent small-sized paintings that appear at once familiar and imaginary. The show starts tomorrow, September 2nd, and displays atmospheric landscapes and seascapes painted from the memory, lacking any specific reference points, creating a dreamlike effect.
Arruda’s landscapes are characterized by their subtle rendition of light. The often evocative and textured brushstrokes foregrounds the materiality and physicality of paint, while also recalling his genres’ historical associations with the romantic sublime. Verging on abstraction, the compositions are grounded by an ever-present, if sometimes faint, horizon line that offers a perception of distance.
Solo show by Lucas Arruda
On view from September 2nd through September 23rd
David Zwirner Gallery (London)
24 Grafton Street
Working hours: tue – sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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