3 + 1 Contemporary Art has the pleasure to present Na Roda, a solo show by Gabriela Machado (Joinville, Brazil, 1960).
Marked by the strength of the body and by the landscapes and environments that cross it, Gabriela Machado’s paintings are an ephemeral moment where zones of colour carry places and experiences.
In Na Roda, the artist presents a group of paintings that pursue movement and time. In the exhibition we can find large paintings, with blots the size of a full human body, and also a nucleus of works where we can find a remembrance of glows and colours on the canvas. These are fragments of a time in which streets on the other side of the sea, are overflown by rhythm, light and glitter. These are paintings in transit, contaminated by the brightness of the hustle and bustle.
Translation: Susana Pomba
Gabriela Machado (Joinville, Brazil, 1960) lives and works in Brazil. Her painting, sculpture and drawings tap into the artist’s surroundings and aesthetic compositions found in everyday life. Landscapes and still-life find their form through intense brush strokes, luminous colours and contrasting scales. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade de Santa Úrsula. She completed her training in painting, drawing, free studio, metal engraving, lithography and other theory courses at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, as well as a course in Aesthetics and Art History taught by Ronaldo Brito at UniRio and PUC-Rio (Pontifícia Universidade Católica). She has exhibiting regularly since 1987 in Brazil and internationally. Selected shows include: Para todos os mares, Galeria Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro (2020); Todas as cores da Estrela, Galeria Celma Albuquerque, Belo Horizonte (2019); Pequenas Pinturas, Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri, São Paulo (2018); Um momento, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal (2017); Em polvorosa – Um panorama das coleções do MAM Rio, curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Fernanda Lopes, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Do Barroco ao Barroco – está a Arte Contemporânea, curated by Maria de Fátima Lambert and Lourenço Egreja, Casa da Parra, Museu Guerra Junqueiro, Oporto and for the 17th Bienal de Cerveira, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2016); Os Jardins de Lisboa em Gabriela Machado, Instituição Carpe Diem Arte & Pesquisa, Lisbon (2011); Doida Disciplina, curated by Ronaldo Brito, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro (2009); Neuhoff Gallery, NY, USA (2003); and Calming The Clouds, curated by Mallin Barth, Tiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway (1999). Her works are in both public and private collections such as: Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (Brazil); Fundação ECCO, Brasília (Brazil); Centro de Cultura Patrícia, Galvão/Secretaria de Cultura de Santos, São Paulo (Brazil); Casa de Cultura Lauro Alvim, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Fundação Castro Maya/Chácara do Céu, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Museu de Arte Santa Catarina/Fundação, Catarinense de Cultura, MASC (Brazil); Instituto Brasileiro de Arte e Cultura/IBAC, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil); Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona (USA); Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Arizona (USA); amongst other private in Brazil, Portugal and various states in the USA (NY, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Napa, Arizona).