About lucas simões
Lucas simões
Catanduva-SP, 1980. vive e trabalha em São Paulo.
1980, born in Catanduva, lives and works in São Paulo, BR

contact:
luc@lucassimoes.com.br
+55 11 995.425.425


Lucas Simões is an independent artist based in São Paulo, with a background in architecture and design. His experiences of training as an architect redefined his perceptions of art and opened new paths of discovery. In architecture, he says, ’a drawing is more than a drawing: it is the intent that something concrete will materialize through the construction process’. This outlook has influenced his drawing process and his constructive approach to his work with collage and sculpture.

With great inventiveness Simões uses source materials such as maps, books and photographs, which he then folds, cuts and deconstructs into new forms. ‘In my work’, he explains, ’the materiality of the supporting medium is important. The process of making the support a part of the work is achieved through the experiences it is subjected to, such as burning, cutting, distorting or diluting, which, at its most extreme, can destroy the subject.’

In all Simões’s many constructive experiments and heavily layered, distorted works, his intention is to intervene in the original meaning of an object or image and create a new representation that oscillates between beauty and strangeness, movement and depth. ’There is a kind of perversion in it, to take the meaning out of place,’ he says. ‘Strangeness is something that fascinates me, and to make it beautiful is even better.’
( Tristan Manco, in “Raw + matérial = Art”- Ed. Thames and Hudson, 2012, Inglaterra )

Exposições recentes

2014
Deluded Detachment, Solo Project – ARCO Madrid, Espanha
La historia la escriben los vencedores, OTR Espacio de arte, Madrid, Espanha
2013
Amor e ódio à Lygia Clark, Zacheta National Gallery, Varsóvia - Polônia
Imagine Brazil – Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Emmathomasteca – galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo
Prêmio Foco- Bradesco Art Rio, Art Rio, Pier Mauá, Rio de Janeiro
Coleção Itaú de fotografia brasileira, Casa das Onze Janelas, Belém, Pará.
Beyond the Library – Frankfurt Buchmesse, Frankfurt
Além da biblioteca – Itochu Aoyama Art Square , Tokyo
Betão à vista, Mube - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo
Descmanche, Caixa Cultural, São Paulo - individual
o peso, o tempo , Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo - individual
Manifesto, Contra - plataforma editorial Colaborativa, São Paulo
Desmanche, Caixa Cultural, Rio de janeiro - individual
La Velada de Santa Lucia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Corpo Estranho // Foreign Body, Another Vacant Space, Berlin, Deutschland
Doações recentes, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
2012 |
dimensão encerrada – Instituto Pivô, Edifício Copan, São Paulo
After image - the photographic process(ed), Cerritos College Art gallery – Los Angeles, USA
Something About the State of Being– Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, USA
Coleção Itaú de Fotografia – Paço Imperial , Rio de Janeiro
Flesh Garden – La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada/Casa Brandon, Buenos Aires, Argentina/Sala +18, Santiago, Chile
Elogie Du vertige -Maison Européenne de la Photographie , Paris
2011
Novas Aquisições, MAC-USP, São Paulo
Geração 00, a nova fotografia brasileira , Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo
YESSR, Centro Cultural El Columpio , Valparaíso - Chile
2010
Souvenir, Kulturflur, Hildesheim - Alemanha
Projeto Incubadora, Galeria Olido, São Paulo
Desmanche, exposição individual Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo
Arsenal, Galeria Emma Thomas, São Paulo
Salão de pequenos formatos da Amazônia – UNAMA – vencedor do Grande Prêmio
MARP – Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, selecionado pelo programa de exposições 2010
Citi Novos Artistas, Espaço Cultural Citibank, São Paulo
é de papel o mundo que eu conheço, Galeria Emma Thomas (individual)

Prêmios
2013 | Prêmio Foco Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro
2010 | Salão de pequenos formatos da Amazônia – UNAMA – vencedor do Grande Prêmio, Belém, PA
2009 | Prêmio Citi Novos Artistas, Espaço Cultural Citibank, São Paulo

Formação Acadêmica
1998 – 2003 | Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, PUC de Campinas
2001 – 2002 | Facoltà di Architettura e Urbanismo, Politécnico di Milano (Milão-Itália) 2001/2002