With Rewind ─her exhibit comprising 3 black and white photographs, two pictorial installations, and three oil paintings on paper─, Chilean artist Andrea Breinbauer reflects on analog and digital imaging technologies, the visual saturation of the present, and hyperconnected life. Based on the ludic contrast between technological elements created by hand in an act of resistance against the de-materialization of virtuality, the artist has put together an objectual and pictorial stage that she has also photographed fragmentarily.
+ Exhibition by Andrea Breinbauer / from May 22 to 30th , 2021 Facebook event > https://fb.me/e/1qKcrMzga
In this exhibit, the artist has created a fictitious world whose elements, operating as clues, articulate a narrative whose progression has been left open to free interpretation. Thus, visitors are encouraged to observe carefully, superimposing each piece of the puzzle. This aspect of Rewind reveals another of the issues addressed by Andrea, which is also present in her previous works: the narrative capacity of images, especially painting. This feature ─which characterizes this artistic genre, which has been in crisis since the advent of avant-garde movements─ is challenged by the artist, who wonders whether painting can still weave stories.
One of the most interesting aspects of this exhibit is the presence of multiple supports which are used to recreate quotidian images ─a desk, a pile of floor tiles, a computer, a letter, a smartphone wallpaper─, as if it were a contemporary still life. Through this procedure, the artist conveys the circulation of images, which move around and are re-signified on a variety of mediums, prompting the question “where are they really?”.
Manuel Alvarado, Curator
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The artist has taken part in several collective and individual exhibits in both Chile and Germany, the most recent of which include Distant Sociologies, Lite-Haus Galerie, 2020; El mundo al instante, Galería Isabel Croxatto, 2020; Rundgang (annual exhibition), Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2019; Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Galerie Baull, 2018; and 27 Pintores, Galería XS, 2017 and Relatos [Narratives], Centro de Extensión Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2017, wich was the starting point for her current research on painting and the possibility of deconstructing the tableau format. The artist is currently working on the pieces that she will present in the exhibition “Shadow Came Without the Sun”, to be held in August 2021 at Kunstquartier Bethanien Projektraum, Berlin.