Sergio Lucena was born in the Brazilian state of Paraíba in 1963 and now lives and works in São Paulo.
Lucena’s large abstract paintings reflect the disenchanted expectations of an artist in introspective contemplation, in a world embedded in ghostly mysticism, the overflowing light emulating the existence of an alter-world. The superposition of colors and geometrical forms highlight the duality of light and dark, proximity and distance, materiality and spirituality.
Lucena has participated in workshops, cultural exchanges and residencies in Berlin, Washington, D.C. and Denmark with exhibitions in galleries and art institutions in Brazil and globally. In 2012, he won the Mário Pedrosa Prize for 2011 contemporary artist, awarded by the Brazilian Association of Art Critics (ABCA).