Beatriz Lanhoso (Painting)

It is one of the best Brazilian artists listed in the current art scene, indeed his work managed to reach Blue Elephant at auction at Christie's 1.463.047 dollars. But not only in economic terms but also in the artistic aspect is one of the best artists valued. In recent years he has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums such as the Cartier Foundation Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, show held in the year 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art of the XXI Century in Japan, and also participated in the XXVI Biennale of San Paulo and represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale.

This Brazilian-born painter 1960, who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, started in the art world in the years 1980, as part of the generation of 80 Brazilian artists, that after the rise of conceptual art 70 got him back to painting visibility. His work reminds the psychedelic movement of the 70 and always has large works, mixture in which ornamental elements, flowers that resemble exotic gardens, overlapping circular shapes until it almost gets hypnotize. Besides his influences vary so we can perceive in his paintings and Baroque elements of Brazilian Portuguese, in many of his works we can even distinguish scrolls, But she also says, his style draws on the popular culture of their country as music, Carnival, also a great fan of Tarsila do Amaral and Henri Matisse is recognized.

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At first his works were full of overlapping circular shapes, in later years began to incorporate their tables or cloths lines and boxes. And in recent years experiments with collage, and start adding to your pictures or candy chocolate wrappers that make those colors are so bright, for example in his Moon, creates a collage with chocolate bar wrappers and used shopping bags. In recent years he is adding a dimension to his works of public art, ie interventions done on the walls of London Underground, or for example in the Cartier Foundation made an installation in the windows of the building, the occasion of an exhibition dedicated to the artistic production of the last ten years.

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To make their work uses a very precise and complicated technique in which designs its floral and organic motifs with acrylic paint and plastic overlays to the table, taking off plastic, imperfections are sometimes but these errors are part of his work. This way of working is considered by many critics negatively, as a form of typically female craftsmanship linking to other "work" like sewing, completes etc..

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The ornamentality of his figures, their designs halfway between abstraction and figuration, and works created in this sort of collage-altarpiece mandalas as a cause in us an almost therapeutic feeling whenever we find ourselves in front of a work of this artist.

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