GILDA PICABEA

In Gilda Picabea’s paintings, the investigations on the limits of the plane constitute the initial conflict in the development of the image itself. Large planes of simple geometric shapes or the repetition of a figure, sometimes in a regular and constant way, are drawn on all the surface of the canvas, thus challenging the limit of the painting space. Sometimes those forms are conceptual representations of, for instance, the number ONE or the words YES and NO, while transforming them into pictorial language, brings them closer to their concerns about the plane and the always present figure-background duality.

These inquiries about how far the painting continues, towards where it unfolds, also lead the artist to inquire into that dimension where form is born from absence.

Gilda Picabea was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1974, where she lives and works. She studied at the the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Buenos Aires (1997-2000). She attended workshop by artist Susana Schnell (1993- 2005), Karina Peisajovich (2010) and Cynthia Kampelmacher (2006- 2012).

She was a recipient of Ley de Mecenazgo Grant to study with Tulio de Sagastizabal in Fundación Cromos, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 2016, she was awarded the Second Prize at Salón Nacional de Pintura Vicentín, Reconquista, Santa Fe (2016).

She has presented the following solo exhibitions: 0.21 en la fase de un nuevo comienzo. intervención Banco Ciudad/ arteba 2021, Arenas Studios, Buenos Aires (2021); Un perfil dibujado en el espacio & Distante, HACHE, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019-2020); Seré feliz, curador J.J. Cambre, HACHE, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); INCONCLUSA, HACHE, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014); Ocultamiento / Distancia / Continuidad, Central de Proyectos, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011), among others.

Her work has been included in many group shows (selection): XXV Premio Klemm a las Artes Visuales, Buenos Aires (2021); 109 Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Casa Nacional del Bicentenario; Buenos Aires (2021); Lo que queda, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2020-2021); Vértigo, MACBA – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, curaduría Lucía Savloff, Buenos Aires (2019); XXIII Premio F. J. Klemm a las Artes Visuales, Buenos Aires (2019); Zig Zag, Curador J.J. Cambre, Colección Oxenford, Buenos Aires (2018); Latinoamérica: Volver al Futuro, Curador Federico Baeza, MACBA – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (2018); La vida de los humanos, Curador Carlos Herrera, Patio Bullrich, Buenos Aires (2018); 7ma Bienal Nacional de Pintura, Premio Ciudad de Rafaela , Museo de Bellas Artes, Santa Fé (2017-2018); Pensar en abstracto, MACBA – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (2017); Lo firme en el centro encuentra correspondencia, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2017); Has llorado, en silencio, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2016); V Salón Nacional de Pintura Vicentín, Museo de Bellas Artes, Reconquista, Santa Fé (2016).

Picabea´s work is part of the permanent collection of MACBA – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires.

WORKS

Untitled, 2021

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
70.9 x 42.5 in

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Rectángulo negro sobre blanco (exhumación), 2021

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
35.5 x 35.5 in

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Untitled, 2021

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
59.1 x 59.1 in

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Untitled, 2021

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
30.7 x 18.9 in

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Torsion en rojo, 2020

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
25.6 x 39.4 in

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Untitled, 2020

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
36.2 x 57.9 in

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Estática, 2020

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
78.7 x 59.1 in

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Distant (4), 2019

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
25.6 x 19.7 in

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Distant (5), 2019

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
28 x 19.3 in

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Duo, 2018

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
25.6 x 59.1 in

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Be Still, 2018

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
42.5 x 53.1 in

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Mis temblores (Nr 2), 2017

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
37.4 x 25.9 in

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Esas lágrimas, 2017

Gilda Picabea

Oil on canvas
20.9 x 20.9 in

EXHIBITIONS

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ARTEBA 2021

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
NOV 3 — 7. 2021

ARTEBA 2018

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
MAY 24 — 27. 2018

ARTEBA 2017

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
MAY 24 — 27. 2017

ARTEBA 2016

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
MAY 19 — 22. 2016