The artist Tania Abrile works passionately trying to capture the ways in which we experience the surroundings / vital space and the private space of a home / refuge, seeking perceptions that are transformed into an accumulation of aesthetic experiences. In this way, the intimate, the private, the anonymous, the passionate, the affective, the disconcerting and the unique, acquire new meanings where the magical mixes with the everyday. To do this, Tania uses images from the virtual space of the internet, with material and information from different sources and with different communication styles and objectives, all of this enhancing an alienated and claustrophobic perception of decontextualized content.
The artist -born in Córdoba (Argentina)- produced during her residence in ´ace three-dimensional collages and a pre-installation for her exhibition at the MACLA / Museum of Latin American Contemporary Art in the city of La Plata, Argentina. This exhibition will open in September 2012.
The present project starts from the “expanded” conception of the support in the drawing, painting and engraving proposed by Rosalind E. Krauss when she published the article: “Sculpture in the expanded field”. It consists in the theory that painting, drawing and engraving seek to get out of the traditional support, formats and materials, taking the two-dimensional plane to a three-dimensional one, creating new spatial devices to arrive at the installation, the object book and the three-dimensional collage. Such graphic and pictorial techniques are considered as a conceptual space generating ideas. To be able to move back and forth alternating between two and three dimensions, superimposing different degrees of significance from the visual to the sensory.
The shapes are created from the experimentation with the techniques, and appropriates from magazines of medicine, botanics, biology, science, google maps, zoology, geometric patterns, astronomy, machinery, digital and computer devices that make up the everyday landscape. It seeks to expand, in the conceptual order, the aesthetic experience in contact with the real, in the convulsive action of accumulating and filling from an image, new aesthetic meanings are generated. New visual sensations are generated in the process of creating the work until the viewer receives it. Physical experience of painting, cutting, joining folding of the entire creation process.
In this way, the pieces created in small and large formats seek the intensity that allows the viewer to be involved in a full sensory world. The construction of micro-architectures that allude to the real space, acquiring a small-scale installation format where the play of light and shadow completes the intimate character of the aesthetic experience.
1977 – 2016 | Córdoba, Argentina.
2008 | Postgraduate in Illustration for children’s and youth publications, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Spain.
2006 | Master in Graphic Design and Digital Communication, Cice. Madrid Spain.
2004 | Teaching in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Plastic Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid. Spain.
2003 | Bachelor of Painting, National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
2003 | Higher Faculty in Plastic Arts with Orientation in Painting, National University of Cordoba. Argentina.
2011 | Drift. Argentine Consulate in New York, USA.
2010 | On wheels. Borges Cultural Center. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 | Blank Space, University of San Jorge. Zaragoza, Spain.
2003 | Casona Municipal Cultural Center. Córdoba Argentina.
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND SALONS
2009 | Graduarte 2009. National University of Córdoba. Paseo del Buen Pastor, Córdoba, Argentina.
2009 | IX Plastic Arts Contest José Lapayese Bruna, Teruel, Traveling exhibition, Saffron Museum of Monreal del Campo, Casa de Daroca and in Calamocha, Spain.
2009 | Third Prize “Young Artery Competition 2009” Monzón, Huesca, Spain.
2007 | Equiart Creation Contest. Farasdués, Zaragoza, Spain.
2007 | TAC International Contemporary Art Workshops Scholarship. Góngora House in Córdoba. Spain.
2006-2007 | Exhibition / Catalog. Honorable Mention XIX Prado Workshop Awards. Madrid Spain.