United we rise part 1

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Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain is pleased to present « United we rise », an evolutive group show.

In the series of White Paintings, Black Paintings or other monochromes, Francisca Aninat (Chile) works from the corporality of the painting, emphasizing the time of action on it. Through the fragmentation of canvasses prepared on top of newspaper and with a basting process Aninat constructs large-scale monochromes that reveal the constant actions of repetition with which they were made. Time underlies both the multiplicity of each fragment and the precariousness of the thread used. In this way it allows the spectator a glimpse into the abyss of finding oneself confronted by a white canvas in which, in the end, it is the scraps of newspaper that allow one to establish narratives of origin and create fictions about the potential power of this language.

Iulian Bisericaru (Romania) is passionate about the relationship between nature and architecture. During his artist's residency at the "Cité internationale des arts" in 2019, Bisericaru had the opportunity to closely analyze the ecological crisis that Paris is currently experiencing and the solutions put forward by the City to deal with it. Bisericaru questions these strange mutations of the urban landscape and what they reveal about our society. How is a city or a community reflected in these choices, and to what extent do these reflections have repercussions over time?

Thomas Broomé (Sweden) uses repetition as a recurring technique in his artistic production - playing with words and forms. In his new paintings, Broomé evokes one of today's subjects: the consumption of resources. The works depicted in his paintings are a metaphor for natural resources, which are consumed to excess these days.

For about ten years now, the work of Alberto Cont (Italy) has been focused on colour and light. A series of thin and translucent layers of paint literally veil the initial composition, obscuring it more or less intensely depending on the chosen tonality. La vita é bella pursues this research and highlights its particular technique of covering, transforming the canvases into a luminous vibration.

Pablo Lobato (Brazil): Prune the trees would be a perfect image to qualify a cut that favours enlargements by subtracting. This is what inspired the title Poda, a potted plant, once a decent simulacrum of nature, now cut on one side revealing its artificial consistency.

The new series by Miguel Rothschild (Argentina) depicts a cloud of smoke caused by the burning that usually takes place on the fields of Granada in Spain. Rothschild then burns the photograph, giving an immersive character to his work. Adding a third dimension to the image, he combines the sculptural of the landscape with the photographic image.

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra (Chile) is known for her graphic work on different types of recycled and wax-coated paper. This act is part of the process of her drawing which gives the sheet an extra material dimension. While her creations are based on a vision of life, death and sexuality that is subtle, whimsical and full of humour, political resonances are sometimes suggested, evoking with restraint the violence of power.

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United we rise Francisca Aninat, Iulian Bisericaru, Thomas Broomé, Alberto Cont, Pablo Lobato, Miguel Rothschild, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra From 26th May 2020 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA