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Bettina Guimarães
updated: 12/21/2013
website: www.vazguimaraes.com.br
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Untitled
untitled
Mel
untitled
untitled
untitled
untitled
untitled
Lança perfume
Passe bem
Festa do interior
untitled - serie rala-rala
untitled
untitled
untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, consumer culture, domestic, figurative, gestural, still life, social criticism
 
 
Untitled by Bettina Guimarães
Untitled
acrylic on paper
2007
82,7" x  118,1" 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic on paper
2007
78,7" x  55,1" 
Mel by Bettina Guimarães
Mel
acrylic on paper
2007
103,9" x  151,2" 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic on paper
2006
78,7" x  55,1" 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic on paper
2007
16,5 " x  11,4 " 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic and grafiti on paper
2008
11,4 " x  8,3 " 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic on paper
2009
78,7 " x  127 " 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic and grafiti on paper
2008
11,4" x  8,3" 
Lança perfume by Bettina Guimarães
Lança perfume
acrylic and vinilic on canvas
2008
60,2" x  47,6" 
Passe bem by Bettina Guimarães
Passe bem
acrylic and vinilic on canvas
2008
56,3" x  78,7" 
Festa do interior by Bettina Guimarães
Festa do interior
acrylic and vinilic on canvas
2008
74,4" x  57,1" 
untitled - serie rala-rala by Bettina Guimarães
untitled - serie rala-rala
acrylic on paper
2009
5,9" x  7,9" 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
oil bar on paper
2009
78,7 " x  204,7" 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
oil bar on paper
2009
82,7" x  114,2" 
untitled by Bettina Guimarães
untitled
acrylic on canvas
2009
78" x  56,3" 

Artist Statement
My drawing and paintings are representing domestic objects, household items, decoration pieces and other items that hold no special value such as packaging and disposable objects. I use acrylic, vinyl, and matt paint. When working on paper I use black paint and its dilutions. I take these objects and by altering their dimensions by sometimes using proportions far from reality (100cm x 70 cm), I connote the concept of an outdoor and its gigantic proportion. In order to achieve this effect, I place many pieces of paper next to each other allowing the painting to be spread out amongst them. Through this approach I could augment even the most insignificant thing to infinity.When the drawing is enormous it is very common for its elements to become more distorted, these are very significant to me. Another noteworthy aspect of my drawings is that the errors are painted over but their shadows can still be seen. To build up this effect, I make use of a variation of thicknesses in the contour lines.When painting in canvas, I usually do a composition that can be interpreted as “a contemporary still-life”. I create several layers by overlaying several images of objects. In a sense this effect can be compared to a “painting collage”. By making use of an extensive palette of colors with many shades, I increase this “collage” effect. Its many layers; physical and temporal, of different works and elements, diversify but all sharing the same space.

Artist Bio / CV

Group Exhibitions

2008  Poeticas da Natureza  - MAC - São Paulo - Curator Katia Canton 

2007 Funarte São Paulo - Novas Direções II – Curator Margarida Santana –Galeria Oeste – SP               

2006  9º National Exhibition Victor Meirelles” – Florianópolis, Santa Catarina; 11º exhibition at the Contemporary Paulista Art Institute – Sao Paulo

2005 12º Salão da Bahia” exhibition – Museum of Modern Art of Bahia – Salvador, Bahia; 37º Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Piracicaba exhibition – Sao Paulo; 30º Salão de Ribeirão Preto Nacional exhibition – Ribeirao Preto -Sao Paulo

2004  Edital Revelação – Museum of contemporary art of Campinas – Sao Paulo; 36º Salão de Arte Contemporânea de Piracicaba – Sao Paulo

2003 28º Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto Nacional Contemporâneo – Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo.

Individual exhibitions

2008  Exhibition program at the FUNARTE space of visual arts - São Paulo; Espaço Cultural Furnas - Rio de Janeiro - Curadoria Katia Canton; Galeria Oeste São Paulo - SP 

2007  Usina Cultural SAELPA João Pessoa PA; Joao Nabuco Foundation in Recife                

2006  Annual Program - Sao Paulo Cultural Center; Institute of Contemporary Art – Recife - Pernambuco; Exhibition “ Desenhos” Victor Meirelles Museum – Florianópolis - SantaCatarina; Usina Cultural Saelpa – João Pessoa Paraiba                  

2005  Casa da Cultura of Latin America – Brasília, Distrito Federal; Cultural Centre Solar do Barão Curitiba PR.                

2003  Casa da Cultura Ribeirão Preto – Sao Paulo; Espaço Henfil de Cultura - São Bernardo do Campo – Sao Paulo; Estação Cultura do Museu Histórico de São Carlos – Sao Paulo.