Lucas SimõesParasol Projects @ 213 Bowery
Lucas Simões @ 213 Bowery
May 2 – 5, 2019 | Thur-Sat: 11 am – 6 pm | Sun: 11 am – 5 pm
Opening Reception: May 2nd | 5 pm – 8 pm
(b. 1980, Catanduva, Brazil)
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil
Lucas Simões’ practice explores the concepts of experimenting with balance, pressure and materiality – creating situations which test the limits of a structure and its inevitable and eventual loss of stability. Simões’ interests focus on exploring the functions of structures and systems, and subsequently their inevitable failure and deterioration as an organic component in the life of their material contexts. Foundation is conventionally approached as a premeditated step towards permanence, Simões’ practice however looks at the information that can be gained from a recognition of the inherent instability of a foundation. Whether through the lens of his interests with Modernist Architectural history or the simple colorful nuances of communication, Simões’ work is a an exploration of the organic dances of balance within bodies of material and form.