Casa Triângulo its pleased to announce its 5th participation at Art Basel Hong Kong, located at booth 1D43, presenting works by Brazilian Artists: Albano Afonso, Eduardo Berliner and Sandra Cinto.
The highlight of the booth is a special presentation by Eduardo Berliner whose works will be featured for the first time at Art Basel Hong Kong.
Eduardo Berliner, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1977, is one of the best talents of the new generation of painters in Brazil. Berliner’s paintings portray a state of uncertainty and doubt, in which the connection between elements on a same canvas as well as between the works themselves echoes the way information is absorbed throughout the years and how memory rearranges, connects and transforms the subject, even creating new relations that were not initially there. Berliner claims his intention is not to determine a specific meaning to each work or the whole group, but to make space to analyze the complexity of relations and its distortions produced in our memories.
The group of works selected for Art Basel Hong Kong, delve into the complexity of associations and procedures present in the artists’s oeuvre, a presentation similar to the ones investigated in his remarkable participation at the 30th São Paulo Biennial in 2012 and in his recent solo show at Casa Triângulo.
Albano Afonso, born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1964, will also present a new series that originally integrates Art History, contemporary photography and new technologies. The artist set-ups modern still-life, photographs them and digitally manipulates the result to resemble an old master painting. The core of Afonso production has been the relationship of photography and painting and how images are materialized. These works are essentials to comprehend his production, which was the recent object of a survey in concomitant exhibitions at the 21C Museum and at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, USA.
Since Casa Triângulo’s first participation in Hong Kong, the work of Sandra Cinto has been largely appreciated in Asia. Cinto, born in Santo André, Brazil, in 1969, is one of the main artists of her generation with works included in important collections like MOMA-NY. Throughout her career she has been using drawing as a starting point to the creation of landscapes that evoke narratives of redemption and serve as metaphors of the human odyssey.
Her new series entitled Chance and Necessity is the outcome of a 60 days period in Japan in 2015. Invited by Aomori Art Center, the artist deepened her research on Eastern Art and its influence on the West.
The water, a recurrent element in the artist’s work, appears on the canvases, not only as a metaphor for contemporary society’s wreckage but also as a symbolic element of renovation, transformation and movement.
Inserted in the process of creation of the drawings, the water flows out by chance on the surface of the canvases and papers, registering the uncontrollable and unpredictable. The drawing appears juxtaposed to the stain as a necessity of expression and manifestation of thought, transforming the compositional field into a large landscape organized in two times: the fluidity of water and the slowness of making with thin and continuous lines.
Casa Triângulo will show four previously unseen works from the new series.
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