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Starsky Brine’s paintings and drawings captivate audiences with their distinctive style and recurring theme, the search for the nature of humanity.

Biography

Biography

STARSKY BRINE’s paintings and drawings captivate audiences with their distinctive style and a recurring theme, the search for the nature of humanity. In his bold works, the artist focuses on characters that are built from a combination of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic features, as well as the appropriation of elements from comics and toys from his childhood.

 

On the one hand, these characters distort reality to venture into an environment of subcultures and urbanism created by the spontaneous intuition of his strokes and the appropriation of the contemporary iconography. On the other hand, they move within the realm of fantasy. In particular, the animals paired with their human characters evoke associations with fairy tales or comics. They are reminiscent of the world of theatre, in which fantasy and poetry but also comedy often serve as catalysts for the creation of critical meaning.

 

With his works, Brines often questions the interplay of good and evil against the background of the worldwide socio-political climate. Yet Brines does not interpret his themes as ‘black and white.’ They are complex and nonlinear, with charming disruptions, quite serious and yet full of humor.

 

Brines is personally influenced by his mother and art historically influenced by Latin American figurative art, the German Neoexpressionism, the Italian Transavantgarde, and the COBRA group. His works oscillate between figuration and abstraction. Brines holds a degree in Fine Art from the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón in Caracas.

 

His work has received international attention in exhibitions and has been incorporated into important collections in cities such as Caracas, Basel, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Santander, Miami, Madrid and Seoul.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2005      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting. University Institute of Advanced Studies of Plastic Arts Armando Reverón

              (IUESAPAR), Caracas, Venezuela

2008      Diploma, History of Western Art. Metropolitan University and the Center for Latin American Studios Arturo

              Uslar Pietri, Caracas, Venezuela

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018      Paraíso Perdido, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, Germany

              The Circus of Beauty, G-Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2017      Solos, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain

2015      Personajes Extraños, Mariana Monteagudo & Starsky Brines, Galería El Museo, Bogota, Colombia

              El Papel del Dibujo, Galería GBG Arts, Caracas, Venezuela

2013      Stranger than Banana, Gallery Zandari, Seoul, South Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017      Expressive Gestures, Galerie Heiki Strewlo, Frankfurt, Germany

              Pintura Pintura Pintura. Por: Víctor Zarza, Espacio Proyectos, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain

2015      Lugar de gracias. El Paisaje en la Colección Mercantil, Galería “Braulio Salazar,” Valencia, Venezuela

              Art Motion, curated by Sala Mendoza, New York, USA

2014      Panorámica: Arte Emergente en Venezuela de 200-2012, Sala Tac., Caracas, Venezuela

              Gráfia Mercantil: Indagación y seguimiento, Espacio Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela

              Art Stage Singapore, Marina Sands Expo and Convention, Singapore

 

AWARDS

2013      Omar Carreño Young Artist Prize, College of Architects of Venezuela

2010      Young AVAP Award, Venezuelan Association of Plastic Artists

2005      Second Prize, VIII Salon Cantc Young people with FIA: Open Looks

2004      Grand Prix Juan Lovera, XXIII Painting Exhibition, Ateneo de Carúpano

2003      Honorific mention. XXIII Painting Exhibition, Ateneo de Carú pano

              Best Painting Award, VII Regional Exhibition of Young Artists, Puerto La Cruz

 

COLLECTIONS

              Sander Collection, Darmstadt, Germany

              Burger Collection, Hong Kong

              Koo House Museum of Art & Design Collection, Seoul, South Korea

              CUMOA Chosun University Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

              National Museum of China, Pekín, China

              Collection Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela

              Acarigua Art Museum, Venezuela