In their works, Teresa Berlinck elaborate questions representation of the popular imagination, mixing icons, symbols, fictional narratives and reality. Berlinck starts mainly from a pictorial research, producing drawings, paintings and engravings. However, this initial investigation can also unfold in other supports, such as objects and installations, photography and collaborative projects that demand public participation.
A particularly interesting aspect of this development is a group of works involving books and publications, original and appropriate. In the project “Livro Aberto”, from 2010, the artist made a series of drawings, interventions and re-editions using libooks from a library he had inherited. The collection consisted mainly of books on sociology and related subjects (until the 1970s). In “Pai dos Burros”, Berlinck appropriates a dictionary from 1962, using its pages as a support for drawings that he makes from images searched on the internet – each search begins with the first entry of the page on which the drawing will be used. conducted. In other works, the books gain a constructive, physical dimension, as in “Quase Pausa”. The installation was built from the disintegration and re-edition of books that came from this heritage, associating objects and themes from the publications with their shapes, layout, colors, sizes.
Teresa Berlinck has a degree from FAAP and a master's degree in Production Theory and Criticism in Visual Arts. He has participated in individual and collective exhibitions in different institutions and art galleries. Acts as an agent artist in the design and organization of exhibitions and as an illustrator. He teaches drawing and art classes since 1994 in his studio, in museums, cultural centers and schools. He has already coordinated courses and workshops in spaces such as: MAM SP, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Cultural Workshops of the State of São Paulo, Faculdade Santa Marcelina, Escola São Paulo, SESC SP.