We published another four video-interviews with the PIPA Prize 2018 nominees this week. In them, Gisele Camargo, Lais Myrrha, Regina Parra and Tiago Tebet share their anguishes, artistic processes, and why they make art. All of this edition’s video interviews were produced in partnership with Do Rio Filmes.
Gisele Camargo has been working with painting for the last three decades. If in the first 28 years of her career her practice was mainly focused in the urban landscape, since 2016 her canvases have gone through a major shift. The turning point was when Camargo began doing collages with her own photographs. Now, elements of nature are dictating her work – and even her process has become more organic: “Now the act of painting is way more dynamic.”
The encounter between past, present, and future; between ruin and memory; between history and architecture. Lais Myrrha‘s sculptures are all that – and then some more. Crude, grandiose, their aim is to offer a renovated perspective into the world. “Let’s take a second look, even it’s something commonplace,” she invites.
Ophelia, Hamlet’s tragic lover, is the inspiration behind Regina Parra‘s most recent series, “Tenho medo que sim” [I’m afraid so]. The reason is the character’s cause of death in the play: by drowning. “I’m attempting a dialogue between painting and the body,” explains the artist, “My examination into such sensations led me to a very specific type of circumstance: the feeling of drowning.” Besides the paintings, Parra shall shortly present a performance based on the same research. After all, that’s how she likes to work, transiting through various media according to her subjects.
The language as a subject by itself. That’s how Tiago Tebet summarizes his investigation, based mainly on painting. In his canvases, he tries to mix popular elements, such as peripheral architectures and languages, in order to create a debate on its hierarchical level in relation to Art with a capital A. “What inspires me the most is the frustration of the first work done. While it’s a reward, when you complete a project it brings a lot of frustrations and revelations. It’s a fuel for the next work.”
Watch all the PIPA Prize 2018 video-interviews here.