TINTA Group exhibition

02/02/2006 - 04/03/2006

TINTA [PAINT], dynamically and provocatively, initiates dialogues and relationships formally and conceptually aligned, thereby opening a space for a discussion stemming from the reminder that there’s nothing quite like a painting and its freshness. It kickstarts an intriguing and healthy debate.

In this way, TINTA also arrives as a good opportunity to witness artists from different countries and places who share amongst themselves a research-based approach and inquiries through figurative and representative painting, bringing forward the subject within the art world and their current experiences.

Felipe Cama (Brazil) questions through an art study book and its illustrations, the very canvases portrayed, reproducing them in the shown size, causing estrangement and indicating an inevitable massification in today’s world.

Sandra Gamarra (Peru) transforms appropriation into critique through the experience as a final product in contemporary art, which for some, nowadays, is provided solely through reproductions.

Rigo Schmidt (Germany) works with small formats that exhibit pieces through the traditional Leipzig school, containing a dense aura as if the Iron Curtain still existed.

Paulo Almeida (Brazil) brings a subversive dynamism. With each new exhibition, the artist creates another, thus making a piece in eternal mutation, as if the traditional exhibition stamps and certificates were expressed within the painting itself.

Michael Kalki (Germany) showcases fragmented bodies placed in different environments and landscapes in his paintings. His distorted and exaggerated work holds more than a representational function; it reflects individuals’ conflicts between their desires and the limited space to accomplish them.

Neil Rumming (England) appropriates symbols, images, and styles from an imaginary group created through a surreal journey in his expressive paintings.

Equally surreal but possibly more provocative and dreamlike is the work by Gabriel Acevedo Velarde’s (Peru), whose watercolors are born from his intimate universe. Meanwhile, the works of Kristina Salomoukha (Ukraine) and Ana Paula Lobo (Brazil) display references in distinct forms, showcasing urban contrasts and events. Ana Paula’s cubes exhibit fragmented and rhythmic city images, while Kristina’s watercolors transform highways, viaducts, and intersections into gentle landscapes, full of life and color.