Vânia Mignone: Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil

8 May - 12 June 2021
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Overview

VÂNIA MIGNONE PAINTING PRODUCTION ARE SITUATED IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF DISCOMFORT AND RESTLESSNESS. IT’S INTRODUCED IN A SCENE VERY SIGNIFICANT TO THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART: THE AUTONOMY OF DRAWING - AND HOW MUCH IT INVADES AND IS INCORPORATED INTO A VERY PARTICULAR STATE. VÂNIA PRODUCTIONS SUGGEST TO THE VIEWER AN EMOTIONAL STATE, A REFLECTION ON A MEMORY AND THE MARKS IT LEFT.

Vânia Mignone is recognized for her paintings that explore an infinite and particular universe, but which, when meeting the eyes of the observer, end up becoming plural. There is no way to confront the artist's work without confronting yourself. In her portrayals, there is a strong resemblance to photography; the cutout of an ephemeral scene is worked on and imbued with meanings that not only show an intense questioning about the human, but also make one reflect on yourself. The artist brings to the light of consciousness situations and moments that are seemingly casual, but carry a hidden narrative that she is keen to explore. Mignone shows through her works the discomfort in what is already known and familiar to us.

Through her clippings and collages, Vânia brings depth to what is placed on the artist's observing magnifying glass that actively scrutinize it down; she completes it with words and symbols, as observed by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro: “the text also plays a central role in Mignone's work. Almost all paintings include a word or a short phrase that is never descriptive, but always highly evocative. Such words serve almost as musical lyrics for a visual composition and bring references that are poetic and expansive. These statements are an integral part of the work, incorporated into the composition, and act as inseparable elements in our visual reading of the work as a whole. The words are not subtitles or titles, but something between them, with physical weight and an atmospheric presence that make them an effective part of the scene they are in”.

The exhibition will consist of recent works and also the ones published in the book, allowing a visual immersion on its trajectory.