Vânia Mignone

(this page was last updated in July 2016)

Campinas, Brazil, 1967.
Lives and works in Campinas, Brazil.

Represented by Casa Triângulo and Mercedes Viegas.

PIPA 2013 nominee.

Vânia Mignone was born in 1967, in Campinas, in the state of São Paulo, where she lives and works. She graduated in fine Arts at UNICAMP and in Advertising at PUC Campinas in 1989. In the 1990s, she became involved with painting and drawing, two artistic approaches that are intertwined in her work since then. The central focus of her painting is narrative, based on figures, words and objects balanced without hierarchy on the picture plane. The artist makes loose, bereft use, of her limited repertoire of characters, mundane artefacts and artifice. A face that could be anyone’s, a chair, a domestic plant. Mignone has developed for some years a very particular iconography, in which the rigorous handling of paint establishes a consistent background, a field of possibilities on which image and language retrofeed each other, weaving a narrative plot. As a result, one gets unmistakable paintings, with a strong but economic palette so that the colour variations do not disturb the invoked story. In: Pintura Brasileira Séc. XXI, Ed. Cobogó.

Video produced by Matrioska Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2013.


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