(Catanduva, Brazil) is an artist graduated in architecture and urbanism. His experience as an architect redefined his artistic production and opened new research paths, resulting in multidisciplinary working, considering each investigation a new possibility to explore space and materiality. In all his various experiments, he creates a new representation that oscillates between beauty and strangeness, movement and depth. In this process, the artist attaches particular importance to the materiality of the support, producing experiences that can, in an extreme case, destroy the original object.
'Abysses' series of works is the result of research about the instability of the modern movements in architecture and how much nostalgia is loaded when thinking utopias. The unstable balance, movement or inactivity, the contrast between the materials, relations between object and sculpture, rigidity and flexibility, time's acting in silence and intensity.
In these new sculptures, metal bars and supporting elements - which were not apparent in previous works - are exposed as a new structural element. In 'Vertigo' and 'Volatile' series, concrete geometrical fragments are divided by flexible layers, suspended in space without a space limit as defined as the previous series 'Abyss' and 'Empty'. The relationship with gravity, weight and impermanence are intensified in this research.
/// The project is the first Lucas Simoes individual show in New York. Emma Thomas Gallery, Wed to Sat, 12- 6 PM /// 319 Grand Street with Orchard, 5 floor, Lower East Side - New York, United States /// 10 th September to 11th October, 2016.