Without exhibiting individually in the city of São Paulo since 2015, Renata Tassinari presents a selection of her most recent production in her first exhibition at Galeria Marília Razuk. These are three sets of works in which the artist explores, in different ways, striking elements of her poetics since the mid-2000s: the relationship between color based on an apparently simple combinatorial structure, and the game with architectural space.
It is also in this decade that the work will be constituted in an original way in the tension between the autonomy of colors and the physicality of the material, when the artist incorporates the surface of acrylic and the texture of wood in the composition. At this moment, the works gain in intensity by straining the limits of painting that appear at the same time as manufactured objects and pure pictorial virtuality.
These characteristics are resumed in the current set, however with important variations. As in previous phases, at the base of his pictorial work we have standardized rectangles and squares that coexist in harmony, even if the combinations are dissonant at first. This almost impersonal form of organization is present in the series of drawings “Chess” and in the large painting “Quadrado Vazado”, presented in the first room of the exhibition. But here, the white grid between the flat colored planes and the empty space of the painting draws attention. In a way, it is clear from the outset that these works intend to move through space, in some cases even suggesting continuity with the wall. Undoubtedly, the reference is Mondrian. But it must be confessed: a somewhat weird Mondrian in which the black grid is transformed into a thick white line made by means of masks, which makes the space between the colored rectangles aerated.
Renata Tassinari: Beiras
Curatorship: Taisa Palhares
Opening: 9/26/19, 7pm-10pm
Visitation: until 11/01/19; Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm
Marilia Razuk Gallery: Rua Jerônimo da Veiga, 131, São Paulo. Free entrance.