Oil on canvas

30 x 30 cm (11 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Untitled's quadrangular canvas is covered, like a smokescreen, with a cloud of beige paint that sometimes darkens and sometimes lightens, as if prey to atmospheric and light variations. Superimposed layers of scraped and scratched oil paint liven up the small format, drawing the viewer into an almost physical relationship with the painting.

Lucas Arruda creates introspective, abstract, misty landscapes from memory, as in Untitled. Light appears as the key component of his intimately sized paintings, capable of uniting elements such as earth and sky or sky and sea in intangible relationships. The only structural component of his ethereal compositions is a simple horizon line that supports the atmospheric motifs.

Untitled was presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection at the "Luogo e Segni" ("Place and Signs") exhibition at the Punta della Dogana in Venice in 2019.