Marina Rheingantz


oil on canvas
59 x 51 1/4 inches

São Paolo-based artist Marina Rheingantz possesses a unique ability to create vast spaces charged with mysterious details. In Night Migrations, the murky abstract surface made of thick brushstrokes and thin washes is inhabited by birds that drift from background to foreground. The work is painted from the vantage point of being suspended in space, and small daubs of paint and faintly outlined shapes hint at a manmade world hidden below as the birds circulate above. Rheingantz was recently the subject of a solo exhibition at FRAC Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France, the artist’s first solo museum show in Europe, and later this year she will present works at Inhotim Institute in Brumadinho, Brazil. Her work is included in public collections such as Museu Serralves in Porto, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; The Rubell Collection, Miami; and the de Taguchi Art Collection, Tokyo.