(this page was last updated in November 2021)
Campinas, Brazil, 1974.
Lives and works in Curitiba, Brazil.
PIPA 2012 and 2013 nominee.
Tatiana Stropp has been creating paintings with oil paint on aluminium plates by using a seemingly simple procedure: colour stripes made from a single stroke of the brush. The colour palette results from the different stripes overlapping and/or juxtaposing both horizontally and vertically.
From this simple painting process, and the rigueur of repeatedly producing the coloured stripes with a single brushstroke, Tatiana Stropp has developed a painting technique that highlights several colour shades as well as the opacities and transparencies resulting from the colour accumulation that takes place on the aluminium surface. The thin and transparent paint layers cause the colours to mix on top of the aluminium surface, creating situations of opacity and ambient light reflection. It is a simple work that begins and ends with each brushstroke, but which, as the colour stripes overlap and crisscross, reveals a new universe of hues, opacities, light reflections – the simple becomes complex.
Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2013.
Tatiana develops her artistic research with paintings on aluminum plates. Brushstrokes that overlap and/or juxtapose horizontally and vertically sliding with oil paint in mixtures of colors and dilutions that follow through the metal. The aluminum plates and sheets are painted for weeks in a process that approximates Veladura, incorporating ambient light into its surface.
The construction of the paintings brings in their visuality a palette of colors intertwined in brushstrokes, volume, luminosity and angles that incline our senses as they overflow from the wall into space. The artist invites a visual experience between reflections, folds, transparencies and chromatic materialities.
Bachelor’s degree in Painting from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (2003). She has works in collections of institutions such as MON – Oscar Niemeyer Museum, MUSA – Art Museum of the Federal University of Paraná, CCAL – Cultural Center of Aluminum and Romulo Maiorana Foundation. She was nominated for the PIPA Award in the years 2012 and 2013 and is part of the research platform in Latin American Contemporary Art – Abstraction in Action.
She has participated in several exhibitions, among which we highlight the group shows; Afinidades, curated by Marc Pottier and Juliana Vosnika, MON – Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba (2021/2022); Cromáticas Consonantes, with Érica Kaminish, Via Thorei Galeria, Vitória (2019/2020), tempo quando, with Marilde Stropp, Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba (2017), Confluências Poéticas, curated by Luana Oliveira, SESC Paço da Liberdade, Curitiba (2016); 20 anos de Arte, Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba (2015); Estado da Arte: 40 years of Contemporary Art in Paraná, MON – Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba(2010/11).
Single exhibitions include: temporais, intemporais, Galeria Ybakatu, Curitiba (2021/2022), horizonte aparente, Centro Cultural do Alumínio, São Paulo (2018), 16.10l27.09l19. 10 Curitiba: The thing itself, Adelina Gallery, São Paulo (2017/18), Translucent, Igallery, Palma de Mallorca Spain (2016/17), Diaphanous, Via Thorey Gallery, Vitória (2014), International Biennial of Curitiba, Solar do Barão, Curitiba (2013), Alume, Vertente Gallery, Campinas (2012), Paintings 2003 – 2006, Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba (2006).
– B.A in Painting by Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
– “16.02l27.09l17.10 Curitiba: A coisa em si”, curatorship by Paulo Gallina, Adelina Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
– “Translucent”, Igallery, Calvià, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
– “Diáfano”, Via Thorey Galeria, Vitória, Brazil
– Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Horizonte Aparente”, Galeria Ybakatu, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Alumem”, Galeria Vertente, Campinas, Brazil
– “Dois Pontos e Uma Reta”, Galeria Ybakatu, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Pinturas 2006_003”, Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba, Brazil
– 12ª Week Art, Sala Adalice Araújo, Universidade de Tuiuti, Curitiba, Brazil
Selected Group Shows
– “Desvios e Reflexão”, Galeria Ybakatu, Curitiba, Brazil
– “A ir por aí…”, Via Thorey Galeria, Vitória, Brazil
“Tempo quando”, Galeria Ybakatu, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Ocupação Adelina”, curatorship by Douglas Negrisolli, Adelina Galeria, São Paulo, SP
– “Confluências Poéticas”, curatorship by Luana Oliveira, SESC Paço da Liberdade, Curitiba, Brazil
– “20 anos de Arte”, Galeria Ybakatu, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Pequenos formatos”, Galeria Via Thorey, Vitória, Brazil
– “Coleção MON, Aquisições 2011/2012”, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Estado da Arte: 40 anos de Arte Contemporânea no Paraná (1970-2010)”, curatorship by Artur Freitas and Maria José Justino, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Também”, Memorial de Curitiba, Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
– “Novos Encontros com o Acervo”, Musa – Museu de Arte da UFPR, Universidade do Estado de Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
– 27ª Edição Arte Pará, Acquisition prize, Fundação Rômulo Maiorana, Belém, Brazil
Awards and Scholarships
– Indication, PIPA Prize, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Indication, PIPA Prize, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Acquisition prize, Fundação Rômulo Maiorana, Arte Pará 27ª edition, Belém, Brazil
– Produção Scholarship, Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
– Fundação Rômulo Maiorana, Belém, Brazil
– MON – Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
– MusA – Museu de Arte da UFPR, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
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