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b. 1961, Brazil

Cristina Canale Biography

The artist get to the prominence as from her participation in the emblematic group exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80?, at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (EAV Parque Lage), Rio de Janeiro, in 1984. Like many of her colleagues of the so-called 'Generation 80', her early works denotes the influence of of painting resumption in the international context especially influenced by the tendency of German Neo-expressionism. Loaded with visual elements and volume of paint, her early paintings have a material appearance, distinguished by the intuitive use of contrasting and vivid colours that is remarkable in her works to this day. In the early 1990s, Canale moved to Germany, studying in Düsseldorf under the guidance of the Dutch conceptual artist Jan Dibbets. Her compositions pass to acquiring spatiality, with the suggestion of planes and depths, and greater fluidity in the use of colours.

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Generally based on prosaic everyday scenes, often extracted from advertising photography, her works are the result of an elaborate work of composition being distinguished by transiting between a figurative that merges in the abstraction and an abstraction that evokes the figurative. To the curator Tiago Mesquita, Canale’s production opposes the quest for the image constitution structures which artists such as Gerhard Richter and Robert Ryman engage in, because it tackles 'image and the established genres of painting in subjective fashion, with a belief in a unique experience.'

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1961, Cristina Canale lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her work has been presented in several exhibitions, among which the following solo exhibitions stand out: Cabeças/Falantes, at Galeria Nara Roesler (2018), in São Paulo, Brazil; Cristina Canale: Zwischen den Welten, at Kunstforum Markert Gruppe (2015), in Hamburg, Germany; Entremundos, at Paço Imperial (2014), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Espelho e Memória–Spiegel und Erinnerung, at Galerie Atelier III (2014), in Barmstedt, Germany; Protagonista e Domingo, at Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF) (2013), in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. She participated in the 6th Bienal de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil (2011), and in the 21st Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1991), in which she was awarded with the Prêmio Governador do Estado [Governor State Prize]. Recent group shows include: Ateliê de gravura: da tradição à experimentação, at Fundação Iberê Camargo (FIC) (2019), in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Mulheres na Coleção MAR, at Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) (2018), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Modos de ver o Brasil: Itaú Cultural 30 anos, at Oca (2017), in São Paulo, Brazil; O espírito de cada época, at Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF) (2015), in São Paulo, Brazil; Figura humana, at Caixa Cultural (2014), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her works are including in important institutional collections, such as: Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC USP), São Paulo, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Sparkasse Oder-Spree, Frankfurt an der Oder/BB, Germany.

Text courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.

Cristina Canale Featured Artworks

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Nostalgia by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting
Cristina CanaleNostalgia, 2020Oil paint on cotton
170 x 200 cm
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Despedida no Cais by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting, textile
Cristina CanaleDespedida no Cais, 2020Acrylic, oil and cotton fabric collage on canvas
100 x 80 x 4 cm
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Girl and UFO by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting
Cristina CanaleGirl and UFO, 2020Oil paint on canvas
170 x 140 x 4 cm
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Vox by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting, drawing
Cristina CanaleVox, 2021Acrylic, oil and graphite on canvas
110 x 100 x 4 cm
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Stumble by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting
Cristina CanaleStumble, 2021Acrylic and oil on canvas
200 x 300 x 4 cm
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Lacrima Christie by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting
Cristina CanaleLacrima Christie, 1989Oil paint on canvas
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Fall by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork painting
Cristina CanaleFall, 1990mixed media on canvas
250 x 115 cm
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India by Cristina Canale contemporary artwork works on paper
Cristina CanaleIndia, 2010mixed media on paper
42 x 55 cm
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Cristina Canale Recent Exhibitions

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Cristina Canale Represented By

Galeria Nara Roesler contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Galeria Nara Roesler New York, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

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