Pinta Art Fair And Warm Weather Bring A Latin Vibe To London

I love Pinta!  Yes a sweeping statement but this fair is (and there are so many out there) one that gets it right. They really understand their market. They have created a niche event which showcases some of the most dynamic Modern and Contemporary Art from galleries in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Where Art14 fell short this year, Pinta has not disappointed. It is small with only around fifty galleries exhibiting but it is quality not quantity that counts. We have put together some photos of some of our favourites, but needless to say we have left much to the imagination and you really must visit the fair over the weekend to see it for yourself. British galleries of note exhibiting include, Rosenfeld Porcini with work by Enrique Brinkmann, Halcyon Gallery with sculptural work by Santiago Montoya and England & Co with photographs by Cecilia Vicuna. This is a feel good factor fair one not to miss!

Pinta began in New York and quickly spread to London it provides a platform in Europe which promotes Latin American artists. This year’s Pinta Project focuses on Latin American women, who have traditionally played leading roles in the development of local artistic avant-gardes, having produced highly experimental work at a time when local art markets were still incipient and often under repressive political regimes.  Eight galleries will bring works by eight Latin women artists who develop a range of heterogeneous practices in their home countries and internationally. The eight are:  Atelier MK presents Cibelle, Aural presents Ana Bella Geiger, Casado Santapau presents Tatiana Echeverri, Galeria Leme presents Sandra Gamarra, Galería Vanguardia / Galería Senda present Anna Malagrida, Marilia Razuk presents Ana Luiza Dias Batista , Oficina #1 presents Lucia Pizzani, Y Gallery presents Jazmín López. Of note is the work of LUCIA PIZZANI, she is the daughter of prominent Venezuelan artist-parents and has been participating in performances and video works since childhood. In her mid-twenties, while living in New York, she began to master and develop her current practice, which today is an uninhibited and expressive approach involving the body, photography, performance, and self. She is based in London, where she completed a Master in Fine Arts at the Chelsea College of Arts in 2009. (Photo below)

Photos: Sara Faith and Michal Ohana Cole © Artlyst 2014

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Alejandro Ospina:  PSH Projects Bogota Colombia

Artist: Pablo Rasgado
Gallery: Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

Artist: Marcio Almeida
Gallery: Rainhart Gallery, Belgium

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