Joana Lucas is a Berlin-based Portuguese visual artist. She graduated in Visual Arts and Photography at University of Lisbon, and Statens Kunstakademi, in Oslo. Lives and works in Berlin since 2005. She creates photorealistic paintings that represent images of fractured daily life in the urban environment. Her paintings show the fascination and power of the uncanny and the foreign through pictures that play with beauty, social media and classical aesthetics. She understand her surroundings through images and uses them as a code to both interpret information and communicate. Her work has been exhibited regularly since 2001 and in several shows internationally. It is represented in art collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and USA

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