Marina Rheingantz

Araraquara, Brazil, 1983





Marina Rheingantz reprocesses landscape painting in compositions that combine the formal ordering of patterns and color fields with gestural, instinctive markings, informed by an archive of meteorological events, memories, photographs and places. Her canvasses produce ample imaginary spaces, dissolving topology into minimal, allusive elements. These expansive works privilege surface incident over image clarity, giving way to the perception of a vaporous, oscillating spatiality. Observing her paintings from up close or afar causes the agitated atmosphere to shift; what seemed like the outline of a lake, a mountain or a rural view becomes a blotch of paint and impasto accumulations with no identifiable referent. The artist unravels issues of her painting into embroidery and tapestry, whose rhythmic, iterative technique gives form to a body of work that is both dense and delicate.

Noteworthy solo shows include Maré, White Cube Mason’s Yard, London, UK (2023); Sedimentar, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil (2022); Marina Rheingantz, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, França (2021); Todo mar tem um rio, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brasil (2019); Terra Líquida, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil (2016) e Uma hora e mais outra, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil (2013). Noteworthy recent group shows include Abrasive Paradise, KUNSTHAL KAdE, Amersfoot, Holanda (2022); Nature Loves to Hide, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel + Lévy Gorvy, Palm Beach, USA (2021); 1981–2021 Arte Contemporânea Brasileira na Coleção Andrea e José Olympio Pereira, CCBB – Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2021); Casa Carioca, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2020); Perdona que no te crea, Carpintaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2019); Mínimo, múltiplo, comum, Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo, Brasil (2018) e A luz que vela o corpo é a mesma que revela a tela, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2017).

Her work is included in important public collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Pinault Collection, Paris, France; Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil; Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil; Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania; MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea,Porto, Portugal; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo, Japan; The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Florida, USA; The Igal Ahouvi Collection, Tel-Aviv, Israel; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA.