Marcela Flórido

Individual exhibition featuring new paintings in large format by the carioca artist, born in 1988, and based in New York. In 2008, while attending Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (School of Fine Arts) at UFRJ, she was selected for a scholarship at the Foundation in Arts and Design at Central Saint Martins in London, joining the course at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in London , where she graduated in 2013. She was then selected by the Yale School of Art, USA, where she completed her master’s degree in painting from 2013 to 2015.

One year ago, Marcela Flórido started sharing a studio in an industrial warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, with fifteen other artists, giving continuity to a practice she has always cherished: sharing and exchanging information and critiquing with her peers. The space houses all the ateliers and provides a coexistence of ideas in the immersive and solitary practice of painting. She maintains constant contact with the friends of the three cities in which she has professional ties: Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, and since 2013 corresponds with Anita Schwartz, who follows her trajectory.

For her first solo exhibition at Anita Schwartz Art Gallery, Marcela Flórido produced five large-format oil paintings in vibrant colors that bring together a common element: the figure of a heart, present in the artist’s recent works. Her dense paintings evoke an emotional atmosphere in scenes of romance and conflict in landscapes familiar to her. Although she has lived outside Brazil for more than nine years, she is not disconnected from the country’s issues, and one of her interests is the presence of figurative work in Brazilian art. The artist also discusses in her work an excess of elegance, the great presence of the constructivist heritage, and a “certain taboo” with the female figure.

Showing from 01.11.2018 to 02.17.2018

Free entry.