Monday, May 12, 2014

Pellin e Papas: arte Italiana in Portugal @ Galeria Quattro, Leiria

Inaugurou no passado dia 2 de Maio de 2014, a exposição colectiva de Maio, a visitar na Galeria Quattro.
Estão patentes nesta exposição, obras dos seguintes artistas portugueses: Cristina Ataíde, Jorge Abade, Jorge Molder, Maria Rita Pires, Nuno de Sousa Vieira, Nuno Gaivoto, Paula Rito e Pedro Proença; 
bem como das seguintes artistas italianas: Papas Silvia e Pellin Cinzia.

A colectiva estará patente até ao final do mês.

Silvia Papas

A Galeria Quattro sita em Leiria foi fundada por Luísa Alberto em 1986, dedicando-se à mostra de arte contemporânea através da realização de exposições de artistas emergentes, bem como de artistas bastante consagrados (nacionais e internacionais).Ao longo deste período, foram realizadas exposições mensais das quais existe em arquivo documentação e algumas obras em acervo.  

Actualmente continua a realizar exposições individuais mensais assim como mostras temáticas de peças dos editores representados.  

Paralelamente, existe um atelier de interiorismo que se dedica à execução de projectos, tanto particulares como contract, que assegura uma oferta alargada e que garante a colocação e a ambiência dos interiores pretendidos.  


R. Cidade de Tokushima, Lt 1, nº 1
2400-119 Leiria
Telef.:  351 244 836 022
Fax.  351 244 835 254


Cinzia Pellin

Cinzia Pellin was born in Velletri (Roma) in 19/07/1973. She frequented Fine Arts Academy in Rome, and graduated with full grade in the course of scenography, with drawing Master Vendittelli. Cinzia Pellin is going on a course tending to analyze more and more closer the female universe: a way of inner temper, a kaleidoscope full of charm and enticement, a planet dissected in a myriad of splinters, that get near and far, in the endless play of excistence. The women in her works are show and film stars or, often, fashion models. But also simply “women”, unaware stars of our time, who have nothing to do with videocameras or glossy magazines, but are the protagonists of real life; the choice of their faces is determined by the femininity, sensuality, perseverance or pain coming from their glances. The detail of some glances painted on oversize canvases lets her suspended between the sweetness and violence of the contradictions of the time we are living. She has recently developed two new concepts. In the first, the face fades out thanks to play of shades, where it is only the eyes or the eyes and lips to stand out with bodily arrogance. In the second, she has tried to develop a technique between painting and drawing, with signs of grease pencil on oil paints. The effect becomes graphic and alienating, nearly the opposite of her first research, but actually complementary. RECENT EXHIBITIONS: 2013 : Solo show, “Pellin-Cinemart Omaggio al Cinema Italiano”, Spazio PerPiacere Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma / “Award Job & Fashion”- Grotta dei desideri-Amantea (Calabria)-Italy / ### 2012: Group show, Biennale Brabant, Holand, 09 November / 2012 – 25 November 2012 / Solo Show, “Kiss”, Different Gallery-London / ### 2011: Solo show, “Cinzia Pellin, pittura e femminilità”, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Latina, Italy. / Eindhoven (Holland) Kunstsalon, Van Loon & Simons / London”Cesare Berlingeri - Cinzia Pellin” Moorhouse / Eindhoven (Holland) “Biennale Voght 2011” Van Loon & Simons /


Silvia Papas, photo by Anne Vesaas

Silvia Papas was born in Conegliano (Treviso) in 1969. After completing her studies at the Liceo Artistico (Art School) of Padua, her city of adoption, during the late eighties the artist approached her first professional experiences: in the fields of stage sets, posters and fashion, the latter with the creation of several collections for men and women. The visual inspiration provided by these sectors, and that evocated by the artist's frequent trips to the United States, gave rise, togheter with her specific interest in Pop Art, to the aesthetic line underlying her pictorial research, to which Silvia Papas has devoted herself exclusively since 1993. From her early works , her canvases, ever attractively and showily colourful, have portrayed seductive female figures, witnesses of a modernity in which they play a leading role.Following a phase in which the human element was set aside in favour of nature, the artist veered from sharp acrylic backgrounds to more severe tones, foreshadowing a development towards more complex, 'hazy' subjects. Spectrums of greys, and a tendency towards monochromy, now underlie the perpetual seductive action of the artist’s subjects, revealing a sense of restlessness, of obsessiveness. Their glittering existence gives way to an unexpected solitude and dependence. Silvia Papas’s women symbolise the dazzling avant-gardism of a society destabilized by its wellbeing. The symbols of consumerism, and the ideological contrasts arising out of alienation, leave visible traces among the sidewalks and walls of contemporary cities, which act as the background to figures that, however, retain their power to fascinate.While, with rare exceptions, the male element does not feature in the painter’s visual world, the “asexual” dimension of childhood has found its way into her work, assuming a symbolic, and sometimes surreal nature: on several occasions, she has depicted young single mothers, and their inexperienced and somewhat unsuitable care for their little ones.Between 2002 and 2004, together with Ekatherina Savtchenko, Marika Lang and Kana Otofuji, Silvia Papas gave life to the '4 Women Group', an all-female artistic group stylistically marked by multicultural exchange, which has held a series of exhibitions in Italy and abroad.In Silvia Papas’ most recent visions, the frenzy of contemporary life in big cities, their streets taken by storm by glittering cars, dashing motorbikes and bustling crowds, fully assimilates the human element, giving rise to representations which, though marked by the artist’s particular formal methods, gain greater extensiveness and spatial depth, while also exalting the rhythmical beat of her palette.The painter’s work, through the uninterrupted attention of major sector players, such as the Westwood Gallery (New York), the Pingvin Gallery (Oslo), and the Vecchiato Art Galleries (Italy), is the subject of growing interest from the public and from international critics.The artist lives and works in Padua.

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