Roberta Tassinari

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Roberta Tassinari graduated in Social Communication but has always participated in drawing, painting and ceramics workshops. Soon after graduating, he specialized in graphic expression, having then gone to Canada to study painting at the Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver. Back in Brazil, he began to develop his production and take a master's degree in visual arts, in addition to attending the follow-up group with the artist Fernando Lindote: a time when he began to expand his visual and material vocabulary.

In addition to paintings, Tassinari began to operate in space, with three-dimensional objects and installations. The color and materiality of the works remained fundamental elements, a kind of legacy of painting. However, the works did not follow the traditional classical parameters of figure and background, abstraction, composition or depth. It is even possible to say that today his production resists the limits of a genre or a medium.

Initially making use of industrialized materials, Tassinari combined and articulated elements in volumetric assemblages of varying sizes. More recently, the artist has been using cement as the basis of her research. From plastic molds, she builds blocks (perhaps evocative of civil construction and also of the history of art and modern architecture) and experiments with different formats and thicknesses. At the end of a quasi-laboratory process, the objects are then reworked with encaustic, polyvinyl paint, resin, and even gold leaf. The result is “things” that escape the categorical definitions of art: they oscillate between painting, sculpture and object; between abstraction, landscape and geometric concretion.

Roberta Tassinari (Florianópolis, 1983. Lives and works in São Paulo). He participated in several salons (Arte Londrina; Salão de Santo André; ArtePará) and residencies (SVA, New York; FAAP, São Paulo). Among his main solo exhibitions are: Recent Works – Municipal Art Gallery Pedro Paulo Vecchietti (Florianópolis, 2018); Hybrid – MASC – Museum of Art of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, 2016); Articulation – Laboratory 52 (São Paulo, 2016); Color Module – The Site (Florianópolis, 2015); Reverbera – MAB – Museu de Arte de Blumenau (2015); Matter: containment and expansion – Iberê Camargo Gallery, Usina do Gasômetro (Porto Alegre, 2015). Among the group exhibitions in which he participated, the following stand out: Desterro Desaterro, curated by Josué Mattos, Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, 2018); We praise the house that opens as far as the eye can see, curated by Mario Gioia, Galeria Bolsa de Arte (São Paulo, 2017); Abstract Atlas, Curated by Juliana Monachesi, Centro Cultural São Paulo (São Paulo, 2016).

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