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Maria Teresa Rizzi
updated: 05/21/2015
website: www.mariateresarizzi.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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B A 001
May 17
Quickness
Insight
Grupo rosa
Noise 5
Sturla 1
Three
Three times wounded
Regression
Barriers
Complexity under nets
Lazos de sangre
Visibility
Multiplicity
 
Portfolio Keywords:  systems, abstract, abstract
 
 
B A 001 by Maria Teresa Rizzi
B A 001
watercolor on paper
2015
22 " x  15 " 
May 17 by Maria Teresa Rizzi
May 17
watercolor, pen and ink on paper
2007
17" x  14" 
Quickness by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Quickness
Mixed media on paper
2010
12 " x  9 " 
Insight by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Insight
mixed media on paper
2011
16" x  12" 
Grupo rosa by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Grupo rosa
oil on paper
2011
082" x  82" 
Noise 5 by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Noise 5
mixed media on paper
2012
15" x  12" 
Sturla 1 by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Sturla 1
Watercolor on paper
2013
15" x  11" 
Three by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Three
mixed media on paper
2010
22" x  15" 
Three times wounded by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Three times wounded
watercolor on Fabriano paper
2015
28" x  20" 
Regression by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Regression
watercolor on Fabriano paper
2015
28" x  20" 
Barriers by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Barriers
watercolor on Fabriano paper
2015
28" x  20" 
Complexity under nets by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Complexity under nets
watercolor on Fabriano paper
2015
28" x  20" 
Lazos de sangre by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Lazos de sangre
watercolo, pen and ink on paper
2015
24" x  15" 
Visibility by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Visibility
mixed media on paper
2010
12" x  9" 
Multiplicity by Maria Teresa Rizzi
Multiplicity
watercolor, pencil, pen and ink on paper
2010
18" x  12" 

Artist Statement

My images are based on a subjective exploration were there is always doubt, anxiety and a strong desire to arrive at a clear emotional path. There is no narrative or ready message in my work it should be taken as a simple contemplative experience. What begins as a play of staining and marking of the work surface later turns into an effort to find some internal order that has connections and balances often evoking the world of anatomy and biology. Round shapes reminiscent of the seminal and the instinctive, and grids, webs and the linear motives that measure the organic world, fluid states, streams and grating grasping structures are some of the compositional elements.

I work with many layers applying paint as much as erasing or scraping away, and in this process leaving deposits of memory – silent and subterranean marks – that create a sort of geology of my expression, full of allusions that do not have a specific reference. It is a process similar to that by which the layers of memory work in our minds. Some images survive like evanescent shadows in contrast with the top more present layers, with ambiguous images that evoke or conjure without defining a precise direction. The symbols and images take shape in a floating plane of underlying memories, with multiple layers of significance and references. It is a constant activity of creation and destruction; it is a work of registering processes of affirmation and negation, of forgetting and re-encountering. The final result: an archeology of memories.

Artist Bio / CV

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

5/07 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum

2/04 De Moléculas y Geometrías; Diners Gallery; Bogotá, Colombia.

9/99 La Conquista; Diners Gallery; Bogotá, Colombia.

4/99 Botánicas; Segovia Isaacs Gallery; Barcelona, Spain.

3/97 Bioformas; Segovia Isaacs Gallery; Barcelona, Spain.

9/96 Meza Fine Art; Miami, Florida.

6/94 Diners Gallery; Bogotá, Colombia.

7/92 Barnard Biderman Fine Art; New York, New York.

7/87 San Martín Cultural Center of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4/87 Casa Negret Gallery; Bogotá, Colombia.


 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2003 Geometric Abstraction. International Paper Exhibit; Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, MN.

10/99 La Continuidad; Daniela Chappard Foundation, Caracas,Venezuela.

1996 XVIII Portafolio AGPA, Smurfit of Colombia Panamerican Graphics.

11/93 IV Bienal Chandón”;Fine Arts Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4-5/93 Frankfurt Art Fair, Germany, US Art San Francisco, CA. Thomas Gurke Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, NY.

11/92 Homage to Obregón; El Museo Gallery; Bogotá, Colombia.

7/90 XXXIII National Artist Salon; National Museum; Bogotá, Colombia.

3/89-2/90 City Life: Another Point of View; GEDOK : 3/89 Kunsthaus; Hamburg, Germany. 6/89 Eurolatina; Rotterdam, Holland. 2/90 Reinbek Castle; Germany.

2/88-4/88 Douze Mondes; Gartner-Torres Gallery, 2/88 Jeune Peinture, 39 Salon, Grand Palais; Paris, France. 4/88 Babstadt Castle, Germany.

2/86 Fetishes, Figures and Fantasies; Kenkeleba Gallery; New York, NY.

6/85 Colombian Art in the World: New Figures: Museum of Modern Art; Bogotá, Colombia. Sala de la Gobernación del Distrito; Caracas, Venezuela.