Sean Kelly is delighted to announce HumidGray and ShadowLake, Janaina Tschäpe’s first exhibition since joining the gallery. Comprising large-scale paintings and watercolors, these evocative compositions demonstrate Tschäpe’s assured approach and deft ability to handle delicate media while painting on an impressive scale.
Born in Munich, Germany and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Janaina Tschäpe received a Master’s in Fine Arts studies from the Hochschule fur Bilende Kuenste, Hamburg, Germany and an MA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, the city she has called home for over twenty years. Tschäpe has become recognized for a multivalent body of work, embracing film, photography, sculpture and performance, as well as painting and drawing. It is the latter discipline which serves as the core element in Tschäpe’s practice and connective tissue relating all of her work. Over time, Tschäpe has developed a distinctive language of abstraction in which organic forms, evocative of the natural world, suggest growth, transition and metamorphosis. It is her distinct use of color, and the allusion to landscape and memory, present throughout her work, that forms both the inspiration and imagery for these new works.