karin lambrecht
fragmentos azul paris e vermelho cadmium, 2012/2013
pigments in acrylic medium, pastels and rainwater on canvas
205 x 270 cm

As part of the so-called Geração 80, Karin Lambrecht engaged with gestural abstraction, working within the expanded field of painting and sculpture. Early on in her career, Lambrecht began to question the idea of a canvas and how to paint it—she subsequently decided to eliminate the chassis, sow up the fabric, and use charred patches. Lambrecht’s works often refer to Arte Povera and Joseph Beuys, drawing from their formal concern for the relationship between art and life, including natural life, cultural life, and consciousness.

 

From the 1990s onwards, the artist began to include organic materials in her paintings, such as charcoal, rainwater, earth and animal blood, which also determined a chromatic lexicon. In addition to these organic materials, her work frequently features crosses, references to the body, handwritten or stamped enigmatic words, amongst other recurring motifs, encouraging a sense of affinity, or rapport,  between the viewer and the work.

 

Karin Lambrecht was born in 1957 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She lives and works in Broadstairs, UK. Recent solo shows include: Karin Lambrecht – Entre nós uma passagem, at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (ITO) (2018), in São Paulo, Brazil; Karin Lambrecht – Assim assim, at Oi Futuro (2017), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nem eu, nem tu: Nós, at Espaço Cultural Santander (2017), in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Pintura e desenho, at Instituto Ling (2015), in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She featured in the 18th, 19th, and 25th editions of the Bienal de São Paulo (1985, 1987, and 2002) and in the 5th Bienal do Mercosul (2005), all in Brazil. Recent group exhibitions include: Alegria – A natureza-morta nas coleções MAM Rio, at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) (2019), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Tempos sensíveis – Acervo MAC/PR, at Museu Oscar Niemeyer (MON) (2018), in Curitiba, Brazil; Clube da gravura: 30 anos, at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP) (2016), in São Paulo, Brazil; O espírito de cada época, at Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF) (2015), in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Hers works are part of important collections, including: Fundação Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, USA; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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  • spiritual wanderer: a conversation with karin lambrecht on the occasion of her exhibition at instituto tomie ohtake Download View article

    spiritual wanderer: a conversation with karin lambrecht on the occasion of her exhibition at instituto tomie ohtake

    cynthia garcia, newcity brasil 21.1.2019
  • 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
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    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
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    as três salas do brasil

    Camila Molina, O Estado de São Paulo 21.3.2002

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