LONDON.- White Cube
announces representation and first UK solo exhibition of Marina Rheingantz São Paulo-based artist Marina Rheingantzs first solo exhibition in the UK and her debut with the gallery will open at White Cube Masons Yard, London, on 10 October 2023, coinciding with Frieze London.
Rheingantz was born in 1983 in rural Araraquara, Brazil, and studied MA Fine Arts at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo. Her works, which expand the genre of landscape painting, embody the dichotomies inherent within Latin Americas social relations, industrialisation and the sublime natural world.
Working with a variety of mediums, including paintings and tapestries, Rheingantz evokes ambiguous images of sea cliffs, bodies of water, mountain regions and arid wastelands. At times adopting an aerial perspective, her works are characterised by the interplay of geometric repetition, urban detailing and resolute natural terrain.
Growing up in the countryside on her familys farm, Rheingantz often travelled across São Paulo visiting construction sites and studying the landscape of the countrys south-eastern region. When I started painting, my practice was very connected with the landscape I grew up in. I felt bound to the wilderness and the feeling of being free, she recalls. Her more recent work draws on memories as well as her own photographs, articulating a lyrical suggestion of place that has been seen, sensed and remembered.
The work of Brazilian artist Marina Rheingantz expands the genre of landscape painting, with space seemingly unpopulated, time decelerated and detail momentarily preserved. Created through a varied application of paint, the artist presents place as indistinguishable from atmosphere as well as remembrance and emotional attachment, negotiating seemingly empty regions as accreted with time and resonant with affect. As vestigial repositories of life and conduits of times passing, Rheingantz realises landscapes in the wake of activity long since evacuated: wastelands, ruins, training fields. At times adopting an aerial perspective or the suggestion of flight in her paintings, Rheingantz deconstructs topography into its loosest forms, articulating a lyrical suggestion of place that has been seen, sensed and remembered.
Rheingantzs works are held in international collections including Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo; Pinacoteca de São Paulo; and MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro.
Solo Exhibition: Marina Rheingantz
October 10th, 2023