Through December 15
We are presenting three Argentine artists from the same generation, whose art practices differ but who all share a belief in the power of the direct intervention of the artist’s hand, be it as a vehicle to vindicate raw emotions and subjective states as potent material for art making (Laguna), as a tool to deconstruct historical narratives (Bustos) or as a means to refer to that which is not apprehensible (Kampelmacher).
Fernanda Laguna (1972) is one of the most influential artists of her generation in Argentina. In 2000 she founded Belleza y Felicidad, a project that was a watershed moment for local art. Hers is a multifaceted practice which centers on visual art but includes celebrated poetry and novels, creation of a string of alternative art spaces and a social practice she has been carrying on for almost two decades in the marginalized area of Villa Fiorito. She has shown extensively, published poetry and novels and created several art spaces. She is currently exhibiting at ICA, Richmond, VA. Her work is in the collections of Guggenheim Museum NY; LACMA; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, among others.
Cynthia Kampelmacher´s work from the last decade is a unified project she has developed departing from photographs of tangled jungle vegetation, to which Kampelmacher returns over and over to treat them in different ways. “Landscape is an axis in the history of painting, an excuse to be able to refer to the unfathomable. These tangled vegetations allow me to approach, map, attempt to near that which cannot be grasped.” Kampelmacher has been selected for many awards and residencies including Banff Centre for the Arts, Canadá; Fundación Llopis, Panama and FLORA ars + natura, Colombia.
Adriana Bustos (1965) has exhibited her work extensively, most recently at the Sharjah Biennial, 2019; Cosmopolis 2 at Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019 and the 2020 Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh. Her approach is investigative and concerned with revisiting history and social phenomena. She re-contextualizes found images through juxtaposition, aiming to question how historical knowledge is constructed and how it affects our perceptions today. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA); Museum Reina Sofía, Madrid; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art of Lisbon; Asiacity Foundation, Singapore; Sharjah Art Foundation, Emirates and Banco de la República de Colombia, among others.For more information please visit us at Pinta or contact the gallery at +54 911 6235.2030 (Whatsapp), email@example.com