(this page was last updated in August 2020)
Catanduva, Brazil, 1980.
Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
PIPA 2020 nominee.
The exploration of material as a form of expression in the work of Lucas Simões is not, as may appear at first sight, a fetish for materiality, but rather a research that aims to fill the support of the artistic object with meaning. His training as an architect, where technique and poetics are profoundly interlinked, gives one of the possible keys for understanding his production. Painting, cartography, books, photography, concrete, steel, paper…have already been objects of his investigation. Through daily experimentation with materials and know-how, the artist finds the necessary means of expression, as in his more recent sculptures and installations in concrete, which reflect his research into brutalist architecture and the failure of its utopian sense.
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes, exclusively for PIPA Prize 2020:
- Last weeks to visit "Luscofusco": Lucas Simões' solo show featuring recent sculptural works
- "Dormentes": Lucas Simões' solo show at Galeria Pelaires
- Lucas Simões presents wall sculptures in the solo show "Dormentes"
- Artists explore the idea of an artwork's form in the group show "Panta Rei"
- 'Bodies of Desire' offers various levels of narratives of the body
- Last weeks to visit "Theory of Prose": a two-person exhibition with Lucas Simões and Maskull Lasserre
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