Maya Weishof
14 November 2020 — 23 January 2021
Maya Weishof
First suns
14 November 2020 — 23 January 2021

For Maya Weishof’s special project for auroras, the artist produced a large painting on the wall of one of the rooms in the space, where she also presents a series of drawings. Although drawings are a fundamental part of the artist’s painting process, works on paper also assume autonomy, with their own interests. As is typical of her compositions, figures from everywhere occupy a space that is both idyllic and crowded.

The repertoire of images, groupings of characters, facial expressions and – not least – gestures, colors and traces, comes from an almost infinite and ever-growing framework of art history itself. This strategy, by the way, is common to most figurative painters (and not only them) of all ages. Even when it is barely visible, works always carry the tradition of history. In the case of Weishof, the deliberate use of “saved” images in the “memory” is explicit to compose an expressionist bacchanal. In “First Suns”, the books used as a reference were selected from the collection of the auroras library.

Installation Views
Photography by: Ding Musa
Primeiros Sóis, 2020
óleo sobre parede
278 x 525 cm
As formas da terra correspondem às formas do céu, 2020
óleo sobre organza
300 x 160 cm
Works
Finalmente, 2020
graphite and colored pencils on paper
29,5 x 20 cm
Querendo saber, 2020
graphite and colored pencils on paper
56 x 42 cm
Vênus e Marte, 2020
graphite and colored pencils on paper
56 x 42 cm
Ovos, 2020
graphite and colored pencils on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Solforia, 2020
graphite on paper
56 x 42 cm
Pares imaginários, 2020
graphite on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Pé com pé, 2020
graphite on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Para ver, 2020
graphite on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Outros, 2020
graphite and colored pencils on paper
29,5 x 20 cm
Aos seus pés, 2020
graphite and oil on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Respeitável Público, 2020
colored pencils on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Espiando, 2020
graphite, marker pen and colored pencils on paper
56 x 42 cm
Cobra, 2020
graphite and colored pencils on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Pare, 2020
graphite and oil on paper
42 x 29,5 cm
Ressabiada, 2020
graphite on paper
56 x 42 cm
About the artist

Maya Weishof (1993, Curitiba) is a painter graduated from the Federal University of Paraná. She participated in the artistic residency program of Zaratan Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon (2016) and in the Pivô Arte e Pesquisa program in São Paulo (2019). She studied with the group of practical investigations in painting under the guidance of Regina Parra and Rodolpho Parigi in São Paulo and also in the Visual Arts Center SESI under the guidance of Ricardo Basbaum. Weishof presented solo exhibitions at Zipper Galeria (São Paulo, 2018); at Boiler Galeria (Curitiba, 2019) and this year the exhibition “Espelho Espanto” at Simões de Assis Galeria (São Paulo, 2020). Her works were also part of group exhibitions at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (2017, Curitiba); SESC Paço da Liberdade (2018, Curitiba) and at the Contemporary Art Museum of Paraná (2019, Curitiba).