June 17, 2010
Estação Pinacoteca - Opening: Saturday, July 19, 11 AM to 14 PM - From July 19 to August 1, 2010
The Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo presents, at the Estação Pinacoteca, the exhibition In Blue,Elizabeth Jobim (Rio de Janeiro, 1957). The installation, designed in 2010 specifically for the space, consists of about 30 canvases, with varying length and depth, which, placed side by side and in a sequence, give an idea of continuity of work in the exhibition space. Geometric shapes, cubic and blue lines formed on the surfaces and sides of the paintings, complete the installation.
The starting point of the work of Jobim’s work is the irregular stones she collects in Rio de Janeiro. From this, the artist creates small volumetric designs based on the shape and appearance of the stones. Its lines run through the panels in a series of square and rectangular areas. In the installations of Elizabeth Jobim’s paintings, the order of the panels can be changed in order to compose different stories. It is a work in which the parts are connected to create the whole.
According Taísa Palhares, curator of the exhibition "From the mid-1980s, Jobim has been seeking a current understanding of modern painting, rethinking it through contemporary problems. Her career, which over time has unfolded in various ways, had a significant modification in the 2000’s, when she began to realize her large pictorial installations with their modulated parts. Thus, expanding the dialogue between painting and its spacial environment. This current series, is highlighted with two exhibitions: Aberturas in the Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, 2005) and Endless Line, at Lehman College Art Gallery (New York, 2008).
Jobim was born in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, where she studied drawing and painting with Anna Bella Geiger, Aluísio Carvão and Eduardo Sued. She graduated in Visual Communication at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC / RJ) in 1981, specializing in art history and architecture in Brazil from 1988 to 1989. From 1990 to 1992 she completed a master's degree in Fine Arts (MFA), Schollof Arts in New York. In 1994, she taught at the Studio of Drawing and Painting School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro).
Among its exhibits are: Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio de Janeiro, 1982/1983); Como Vai Você Geração 80?, Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro, 1984); Rio Hoje, no Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio de Janeiro, 1989); Panorama da Arte Atual Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna (São Paulo, 1990); Selections from the MFA Program and Range, Visual Arts Gallery (Nova York, 1992); Influência Poética: dez desenhistas contemporâneos, Amilcar de Castro e Mira Schendel, Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro, 1996); Brasil Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, na Galeria Nacional de Belas Artes (Pequim, China, 2001); O espírito de nossa época: coleção Dulce e João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz, no Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo, 2001); Caminhos do Contemporâneo – 1952/2002, Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro, 2002) e 5ª Bienal do Mercosul (Porto Alegre, 2005). In 2006, the Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro) organized his solo exhibition Aberturas.
– Elizabeth Jobim, Em Azul, 2010, Oleo on Canvas, 2 x 50 m. Foto: Gisele Camargo and Hugo Houayek
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