Galeria Karla Osorio presents solo exhibition “Garden of donations”, by Mario Tagnini
Gallery 1, 2 and 3
Opening, Wednesday, 01 December 2022
Galeria Karla Osorio presents the individual exhibition “Garden of donations” by the artist Mario Tagnini, whose opening will be on December 1st, Wednesday, between 10am-3pm, with the presence of the artist.
Mario Tagnini, heir to the modern building tradition and an architect by training, converts gifts into artistic practice. Today, upon completing 50 years of career, he exposes the gift of the work carried out. His work process begins with a careful selection of gifts, papers that he cuts, superimposes and juxtaposes parallel or perpendicular to the support. Executed with incredible precision, these actions result in subtle reliefs, eventually in optical illusions that refer to the urban vocabulary of buildings, objects and graphic elements.
About the exhibition See below a brief curatorial text
garden of gifts
Plan, volume, shape, color. These concepts of geometric abstraction delimited a field of modern art disputed by movements ranging from Russian constructivism to Brazilian concretism, almost always permeated by architectural and urbanistic issues.
Heir to the modern building tradition and an architect by training, Mario Tagnini converts gifts¹ into artistic practice. Today, upon completing 50 years of career, he exposes the gift of the work carried out. His work process begins with a careful selection of gifts, papers that he cuts, superimposes and juxtaposes parallel or perpendicular to the support. Executed with incredible precision, these actions result in subtle reliefs, eventually in optical illusions that refer to the urban vocabulary of buildings, objects and graphic elements.
In the exhibition Jardim de divas, Mario Tagnini presents a series of reliefs and sculptures produced in the last three years. The reliefs in the Dons series refer more directly to the artist’s training as an architect. In them, Tagnini approaches the white surface of the support as an area of intersection of cuts and elevations, as if designing a park or a square.
Artist-architect Tagnini has a designer side that is evident both in plan and volume. The delicate interventions of yellow tones on black and white planes give rhythm to Visual Structures, a series in which he proposes games of perception conceived in the strictness of the Ulm School. The white/black, full/empty binary is also present in Dobras, a series produced from cuts in the plane, an emblematic operation of modernist sculpture.
The principle of aggregation governs the Blocos series, in which the reliefs lean towards the object, sometimes resembling facades, sometimes like pieces of furniture, depending on the point from which they are observed. The use of complementary colors induces different visual readings, emphasizing the playful effect of the shapes, which suggest several possible arrangements.
In the Palcos series, Mario Tagnini explores the scenographic aspect of architecture. The procedures adopted in strictly abstract works are placed in this series at the service of representations of isolation, waiting and chance, expressed in urban images that are somewhat absurd, but always funny. Small three-dimensional figures temper the geometric rigor of the scene, either by introducing an ironic commentary on life in big cities or by posing an enigma that the artist invites you to decipher. To participate in Mario Tagnini’s formal games is to receive gifts from his garden.
about the artist
Mario Tagnini (Sao Paulo – 1949):
Mário Tagnini is heir to the modern constructive tradition and an architect by training, with a 50-year career dedicated to the visual arts, design and architecture.
In recent decades, his focus has been essentially on the arts, where he has dedicated himself to the practice of sculpture, painting, drawing and three-dimensional collages.
The artist converts the “Gifts” into artistic practice, he exposes the gift of the completed work.
His work process begins with a careful selection of gifts, papers that he cuts, superimposes and juxtaposes parallel or perpendicular to the support. Executed with incredible precision, these actions result in subtle reliefs, which rescue and innovate the Brazilian concretism tradition.
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo 1973 / 1977
Living Model Course – Pinacoteca de São Paulo 1979 / 1981 Bronze Sculpture Course
– School of Arts and Crafts 1998
2022 Solo Garden of Gifts at Karla Osorio Gallery – Brasília Solo Jardim de
Gifts at the Applied Art Gallery – São Paulo
2017 Individual at the Superior Court of Justice – Brasília
2012 Solo at the Arte Aplicada Gallery – São Paulo
2011 XIV Auction Plates for Art at the Lasar Segall Museum
2008 Solo Gallery Applied Art
2005 Integration Brazilian Art Exhibition – Lisbon / Portugal
2004 Individual Drawings at the Cultural Foundation of Blumenau
Collective at Signes Art Gallery – Barcelona – Spain
2003 Collective at Signes Art Gallery – Barcelona – Spain
Art of the New Century – Jundiaí – Guest Artist
Chapel School Art Show 2003
Collective at MASP – Museum of Art of São Paulo
2002 Collective at the Isabella Carvalho Art Gallery – S. J. Campos
Group show at Judith Daprá Gallery – São Paulo
Group show at New Century Gallery – New York
1991 Individual – Central Bank of Brazil
1990 Individual Itaugaleria de Arte – Vitória
Individual Itaugaleria de Penápolis
1985 Solo at Galeria Macunaíma – Rio de Janeiro / Sponsorship Funarte
Solo at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
1983 Solo at CINEARTE Gallery- São Paulo
1982 Collage – Paço das Artes – MIS – São Paulo
1980 Young Drawing – Museum ofContemporary Art at USP
1977 Collage at the Eucatexpo Gallery – São Paulo
Collage at the Eucatexpo Gallery – São Paulo
1985 17th National Salon of Contemporary Art / MAC in Belo Horizonte
1983 6 Visual Arts Salon – MAM – Rio de Janeiro
1981 2 São Paulo Plastic and Visual Arts Salon – Paço das Artes / São Paulo
1979 2 National Salon of Plastic Arts – MAM – Rio de Janeiro
1978 3 Salon de Artes Plásticas de Itu
1973 6 São Caetano do Sul Contemporary Art Salon
Plastic Arts Hall of Clube Alto de Pinheiros
1972 4 São Paulo Contemporary Art Salon – MASP / Museum of Arts of São Paulo
5 Santo André Contemporary Art Salon
2000 Notables by Carmem Miranda – Caixa Cultural Group
1999 Paths of Collage – Centro Maria Antonia
Paths of Collage – Mooca English Culture
Paths of Collage – Cultura Inglesa Santana
Underground – Clinicas Metro Station
1984 6th. Brazilian Drawing Show / Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná – Curitiba
1982 2nd. Collage Exhibition – New SENAC Art Gallery / Ribeirão Preto
2003 Xll Plastic Arts Meeting of Atibaia – Honorable Mention
2001 52nd São Paulo Fine Arts Salon – Great Silver Medal in bronze sculpture
1987 Curitiba Contemporary Art Salon – Art 3 / Honorable Mention by the Jury
1986 13th Salon of Contemporary Art in Limeira / City Hall Acquisition Award
1985 17 National Salon of Contemporary Art in Belo Horizonte
Museum of Contemporary Art of Belo Horizonte / Acquisition of the French Bank and
1984 6th. Brazilian Drawing Exhibition / MAC Paraná / Drawing Acquisition Award
1978 3 Itu Visual Arts Salon / Itu Commercial and Industrial Acquisition Award
1973 6 Contemporary Art Salon of São Caetano do Sul / Acquisition of De-
Visual Arts Salon at Clube Pinheiros / Drawing Acquisition Award
About Galeria Karla Osorio
Created in 2016, the Karla Osorio gallery acts to insert contemporary artists in the market and institutional scene. It favors the most innovative production in art, with a program of temporary exhibitions that encourage various languages and techniques. It represents Brazilian and foreign artists. Participates in art fairs in several countries, being the only gallery in Brasilia in some of the best fairs in the world in cities such as Basel, Chicago, Mexico, Miami, New Delhi, New York, Punta (Uruguay), as well as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, among others. It supports research and innovative projects, has a program of courses, lectures, partnerships with other spaces and institutions, in addition to interventions in the public space. It develops projects with visiting curators and offers an artistic residency with an atelier, in a privileged space. It also operates in the secondary market. In addition to the headquarters in Brasilia, with ample exhibition space in Lago Sul, with pavilions and an outdoor area with gardens, it also has an office in São Paulo.
“Gardens of donations” solo by Mario Tagnini Location: Galleries 1, 2 and 3
Opening: Wednesday, December 1st. VIsitation until 26th February.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6.30pm | Saturday 9 am to 2 pm, always by appointment by phone, DM on instagram or whatsapp. Respecting preventive measures of the pandemic: limited number of visitors, mandatory use of mask, gel alcohol and distancing
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