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b. 1983, Brazil

Marina Rheingantz Biography

Marina Rheingantz, born in 1983 in Araraquara (BR), lives and works in São Paulo (BR).

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Rheingantz currently lives and works in São Paulo, but grew up in the rural region of Araraquara where her family owned land. The diverse and vast landscape of her youth still inspires her paintings. While there is a rich tradition of landscape painting in Brazil, the works of Marina Rheingantz distinguish themselves by including the traces of industrialism and modernity. Utility poles, transmission towers and wind turbines are vertical elements that often stand out in the landscape and give the paintings their contemporariness. Roads and highways connect Brazil’s rural backlands of to the busy metropolises. The landscape is in constant transformation, due not so much to natural evolution as to the desires of capital. Although her works may at first seem idyllic or nostalgic, they show rather the reality of modernity.

The different layers of earth and vegetation in Rheingantz’s works have distinct functionalities and are clearly marked by heavy contours. There are also parts in the picture plane that are difficult to read, often at the intersection of sky and land. This is where the painterly qualities of her work triumph, suggesting rather than evoking.

The visited and invented landscapes and places are in a sense detached from reality because of the abstract reduction that takes place. The locations remind Rheingantz of the scents that she perceived and the conversations that she had there, although people never feature in the paintings. Process is of great importance to Marina Rheingantz. For her, oil paint works like clay, like a natural materials that can be moulded. She seeks to create the landscapes that she wants to (re)visit, but they forever seem under construction.

Text courtesy Zeno X Gallery.

Marina Rheingantz Featured Artworks

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Owl by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting
Marina RheingantzOwl, 2021Oil on canvas
190 x 170 cm
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Marujo by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting
Marina RheingantzMarujo, 2020Oil on canvas
170 x 210 cm
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Horizontina by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting
Marina RheingantzHorizontina, 2021Oil on canvas
150 x 130 cm
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Casulo by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork sculpture
Marina RheingantzCasulo, 2020Embroidery
20.5 x 25.5 cm
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Metamorfose by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork sculpture
Marina RheingantzMetamorfose, 2020embroidery
22 x 27 cm
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DNA by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Marina RheingantzDNA, 2020Oil on canvas
81 x 605 cm
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Delirio Tropical by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting
Marina RheingantzDelirio Tropical, 2020Oil on canvas
180 x 150 cm
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Catedral by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting
Marina RheingantzCatedral, 2018Oil on canvas
300 x 220 cm
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Marina Rheingantz Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

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