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Marina Rheingantz Biography

Brazilian artist Marina Rheingantz is known for her semi-abstract landscape paintings. Her intensely hued compositions depict imaginary spaces that flow between abstraction and figuration. Her multidisciplinary practice spans a variety of media including oil paint, watercolour, embroidery and tapestry. Rheingantz lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Early Years

Marina Rheingantz was born in 1983 in Araraquara, Brazil.

She spent her formative years in the region of Araraquara, where her family owned land. Growing up around the rural landscape of her birthplace, Rheingantz observed how her surroundings transformed in response to the industrialisation consuming Brazil throughout the late 1980s.

Drawing attention to the polarised forces at play with Brazil's tradition of rural landscape painting and the country's rapid industrialisation, Rheingantz began to make paintings that reflect on her homeland's race to modernity.

Artistic Practice

Rheingantz primarily works with oil paint on canvas to make large-format paintings. Within her landscapes, she often paints objects synonymous with contemporary life, such as wind turbines, utility poles and electricity pylons. The juxtaposition of urban details with naturalistic backdrops features heavily in the Brazilian artist's practice.

Rheingantz's practice is process-focused. Her handling of oil paint is similar to that of clay – the material allows her to add depth and texture to her canvases. By moulding paint into raised grooves and cracks on the surface of the canvas, Rheingantz gives form to landscapes under constant change and development.

Artworks

2015–2020 Paintings

Recalling the work of American painter Cy Twombly, Rheingantz's paintings are deeply visceral. In her 2015–2020 paintings, the São Paulo-based artist's gestural brushwork and heavy contouring succinctly merges form and abstraction.

In her paintings Radio pirata (2017) and A Deriva (2019), Rheingantz's landscapes are absent of a definitive horizon. Sky blends into land or sea, revealing an infinite mass of abstract landscape dotted with ambiguous forms and outlines.

Sedimentar Paintings (2022)

In 2022, Rheingantz made a series of new paintings for Sedimentar (29 October–21 December 2022), an exhibition presented by Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Gallery at Galpão, in São Paulo.

For this body of work, Rheingantz worked between small, medium and large-format canvases to create a variety of paintings, watercolours and embroideries. Using a multitude of techniques, including weaving and expressive painterly brushstrokes, Rheingantz's compositions imagine generously embellished dystopian landscapes.

Rastro (2022) is the largest painting in the Sedimentar exhibition. Taking over seven months to make, the work reveals a vast landscape made up of muted, earthy tones. Upon a closer look, the painting features small bursts of intense purple and blue hues. Rheingantz made Rastro using thick swathes of impasto to stain the surface of her canvas, scattering the work with patches of detailed texture.

Awards and Accolades

In 2018, Rheingantz was the recipient of the Fundación Casa Wabi Award in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Rheingant's work is included in the collections of several galleries and institutions.

Selected collections include the Centro Cultural São Paulo in São Paulo; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Lewben Art Foundation in Vilnius; the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro; the Museu Serralves and Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Porto; the Pinault Collection in Paris; and the Taguchi Art Collection in Tokyo.

Exhibitions

Marina Rheingantz has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Sedimentar, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo (2022); Suor, Bortolami Gallery, New York (2021); Marina Rheingantz, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (2021); Madrigal, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2021); Todo mar tem um rio, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Galpão, São Paulo (2021); Várzea, Bortolami Gallery, New York (2018); Galope, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2017); Dot Line Line Dot, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2016).

Selected group exhibitions include: Abrasive Paradise, KUNSTHAL KAdE, Amersfoort (2022); Nature Loves to Hide, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel and Lévy Gorvy, Palm Beach (2021); Casa Carioca, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro (2020); Poetics of Landscape, Galería Elba Benitez, Madrid (2019); Mínimo, múltiplo, comum, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo (2018); All these beautiful ladies, LITEXPO, Vilnius (2017); Esforço - desempenho, Galeria Athena Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro (2016).

Galleries

Marina Rheingantz is represented by Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Gallery and Zeno X Gallery.

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Lola by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting
Marina Rheingantz Lola, 2023 Oil on canvas
180 x 150 cm
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Mina by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Marina Rheingantz Mina, 2022 Oil on canvas
330 x 290 cm
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Flyways by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Marina Rheingantz Flyways, 2022 Oil on linen
300 x 400 cm
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Sexy X by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Marina Rheingantz Sexy X, 2022 Oil on canvas
130 x 110 cm
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Ella by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Marina Rheingantz Ella, 2022 Oil on canvas
160 x 210 cm
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Casulo by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork sculpture
Marina Rheingantz Casulo, 2020 Embroidery
20.5 x 25.5 cm
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Metamorfose by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork sculpture
Marina Rheingantz Metamorfose, 2020 embroidery
22 x 27 cm
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DNA by Marina Rheingantz contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Marina Rheingantz DNA, 2020 Oil on canvas
81 x 605 cm
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