The spectators will be able to appreciate a widely debated aspect of her work: the paintings present a tense relation between figuration and abstraction; it is possible to recognize entangled bodies, animals, and plants, but it is also possible to not see them and just notice the dynamically positioned smears and color fields. This arises from the artist’s unique way of evoking these scenes without being tied to rigid outlines, while still spontaneously and vigorously experimenting with plastic possibilities of oil painting without limiting herself to previously defined plans.
Iberê Camargo Foundation [Porto Alegre]
The Iberê Foundation was created in 1995, with the mission of preserving, investigating and disseminating the work of Iberê Camargo, as well as bringing the public closer to one of the great names in Brazilian art of the 20th century, stimulating reflection on art, culture and education through transdisciplinary programs and the promotion of artistic production itself.
As of 2017, the Foundation underwent an intense process of institutional repositioning, with the aim of expanding its activities in the arts in order to develop a more diversified, comprehensive and democratic program, based on a set of public programs that seek to dialogue with the various fields of knowledge, from philosophy to anthropology, from psychoanalysis to political science, among many other disciplines.
Cecily Brown (London, 1969), one of the great painters of today, graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 1993. She moved to New York the following year, getting close to the abstract and expressionist influences of the city, but sometimes satiri- zing notions of virility from this tradition, exploring erotic questions in painting from a feminine perspective. She has held individual exhibitions at institutions such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, (Washington D.C., 2002-03); National Museum of Reina Sofía Art Center (Madrid, 2004); Museum of Modern Art (Oxford, 2005); Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, 2006-07); The Drawing Center (New York, 2016); Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, 2018). Lives and works in New York.