karin lambrecht
fragmentos azul paris e vermelho cadmium, 2012/2013
pigments in acrylic medium, pastels and rainwater on canvas
205 x 270 cm
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Working within the expanded field of painting and sculpture, Karin Lambrecht’s work embodies the gestural abstraction of her 1980s generation while referencing Arte Povera and Joseph Beuys. Using vibrant pigments, produced by the artist herself, she applies broad, gestural brushstrokes to hand-stitched frameless, torn, and burned canvases, sometimes incorporating organic materials such as animal blood, charcoal, rainwater, and earth. Her recurring motifs include crosses, the human body, and handwritten or stamped enigmatic words that emerge from layers of paint evoking illness, death, and cure.

In 2001, Lambrecht produced Eu e você, an “action painting” performed in Bagé, a small village in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Sliting the neck of a lamb, Lambrecht allowed the animal’s blood to flow onto the white surfaces of her dress and canvas, as paint for her surfaces. The painting was considered finalized, the moment the lamb finally succumbed to death.

Karin Lambrecht was born in 1957 in Porto Alegre, where she lives and works. She featured in the 18th, 19th, and 25th editions of the São Paulo Biennial (1985, 1987, and 2002) and in the 5th Mercosul Biennial (2005), all in Brazil. Group shows in the last few years include: As tramas do tempo na arte contemporânea: estética ou poética? (Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2013); O colecionador de sonhos (Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2011); Lugares desdobrados (Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2008); Arte no Brasil 1981-2006 (Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, 2007); and Manobras radicais (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006). Solo shows include: Eclipse (Pinacoteca da Feevale, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, 2013); Cores, palavras e cruzes (Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012); Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2002); and Projeto eventos especiais (Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996). Her works are included in the collections of the Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and the Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, among others.

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  • conheça o mundo de karin lambrecht Download

    conheça o mundo de karin lambrecht

    Pedro Varella, Arte Ref 19.11.2018
  • tinta, sangue e vísceras - karin lambrecht inaugura ampla exposição no santander cultural Download

    tinta, sangue e vísceras - karin lambrecht inaugura ampla exposição no santander cultural

    Luiza Piffero, Zero Hora 14.3.2017
  • santander cultural abre a agenda 2017 com o projeto rs contemporâneo que enfoca o trabalho do curador Download

    santander cultural abre a agenda 2017 com o projeto rs contemporâneo que enfoca o trabalho do curador

    O Sul 14.3.2017
  • nova exposição no santander cultural exibe obras de lambrecht Download

    nova exposição no santander cultural exibe obras de lambrecht

    Adriana Androvandi, Correio Do Povo 14.3.2017
  • karin lambrecht apresenta exposição pintura e desenho no instituto ling Download

    karin lambrecht apresenta exposição pintura e desenho no instituto ling

    Francisco Dalcol, Zero Hora 25.2.2015
  • a arte transcendental de Karin Lambrecht Download

    a arte transcendental de Karin Lambrecht

    Leonel Mittmann, Jornal do Comércio 24.2.2015
  • karin lambrecht faz ''teatro do céu'' em nova instalação Download

    karin lambrecht faz ''teatro do céu'' em nova instalação

    Camila Molina, O Estadão de S. Paulo 23.6.2008
  • as três salas do brasil Download

    as três salas do brasil

    Camila Molina, O Estado de São Paulo 21.3.2002

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