POST-COVID-19 ERA exhibition artist | Ines Tolentino

Independent & Image Art Space
Oct 8, 2020 7:56AM

Inside, drawing, color pencil, ink and folder, 29x46cm, 2020

Inest Tolentino is continually renewing herself. Her paintings, drawings and collages are a reflective reference to her own life story…and with her own, that of women in general. Formally, in the manner of a puzzle, the most various images are juxtaposed or oppose creating an endless inventory of sensations and feelings revealing distant and next worlds.

"QuarantIne" is an intimate reflection on the pandemic and my artistic universe where the past and the present meet. The starting point is the Italian Renaissance. I appropriate recognizable works to express how time has stood still. The past and the present are transformed into a unity which invites the spectator to reflect on its permanence in time and space.

The struggle, drawing, color pencil, ink and folder, 29x46cm, 2020

Your hand and mine, drawing, color pencil, ink and folder, 29x46cm, 2020

Ines Tolentino was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on June 30, 1962.

She studied at the École Naionale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts de Paris (1980-1985) ; she received both her B.A. and her M.A. in Plastic Arts and Art Sciences from the University of PARIS-1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She also pursued specialized studies in aesthetics and ethno-anthropology (1986).

She has exhibited individually at the Convento de los Dominicos, San Juan P.R. (1990), at the Château-Musée Grimaldi in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (1995) ; at the Galeria Botello in San Juan, P.R. (1992, 1994,1999), at the Museum of Modern Art, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, (2002, 2017) ; at the Galerie d’art Viviana Grandi , in Brussels, Belgium, at the JM’Arts in Paris, France, (2008, 2012) ; at the Ghaf Gallery, Abu Dhabi,UAE, (2011 ); at the Chapelle Saint Remi, in Bordeaux, France 2012. At the Gallerie Tou Koulé, Martinica, France, at the Galeria de l’Alliance Française, in Santo Domingo, (2018). Since 1995, she exhibits her works at the Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery in Santo Domingo.

She has participed in group exhibitions at the Sixth Havana Biennal in Cuba (1997) ; in the traveling exhibition « Caribbean Visions », Miami Fl, Washington DC (1997) at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas (1999), in the traveling, exhibition « 200 years of Pernod », Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, (2005), at the Musée de l’Aquitaine in Bordeaux, (2008), at the Second Bronx Triennal, Bronx NY, (2010), at the exhibition « Dominican Art Today, in Berlin, Germany and London, U.K. in the Instituto Cervantes, (2014), at the Inter-American Development Art Center, Washington DC (2017), 4th Latin-america triennal in Bronx, NY (2019)

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