Renata Barros cresceu convivendo com Arte.
Seu pai, colecionador e amigo de vários artistas, sua mãe, pintora, foram os primeiros a motivá-la a dirigir seu interesse para o caminho das artes, ao proporcionar-lhe um ambiente em que artistas e fazer artístico estavam sempre presentes.
Desde criança, Renata freqüentou ateliers de pintura e desenho e na adolescência estudou com Baravelli, Cassio Michalany e Carlos Fajardo.
Cursou Artes Plásticas na FAAP e Filosofia na USP, passou 2 anos em Paris e ao voltar ao Brasil em 1984 começou a participar de exposições. Renata produzia uma pintura figurativa que retratava cenas do cotidiano.
A partir de 1988 a pintura abstrai e começa um processo de desconstrução e diversificação de materiais: surgem os recortes em Madeira pintados com látex.
Nos anos 90 viveu na Alemanha onde participou de exposições, recebeu uma bolsa - premio da Fundação Heinrich Boll onde teve a oportunidade de expandir esta experimentação pesquisando novos materiais que vinham de encontro ao conceito que procurava exprimir: vidro, agulhas, pregos, plumas, látex, passam a ser utilizados, Inquietação e curiosidade aliados a uma profunda sensibilidade poética marcaram sempre a trajetória artística de Renata Barros que atinge agora um grau de maturidade que a coloca entre as mais promissoras artistas de sua geração e que muito gratifica a todos nós que a acompanhamos neste processo.
Renata Barros has worked for many years with the presentation of the body and its parts, autobiographically. As a continuation of autobiographical series Renata Barros since 1996 produced books and diaries of glass: the transparency of the material works as a reference to its content. What is seen are engraved and cut shapes that illustrate the objects, accompanied by subtle writings. Bodies and their parts.
Now this exibition” body and soul” show the works protected by bars isolating and protecting them from the external world like parts of body and images of her mind showing her worring of her esprit of the artist with our surrondingand also politics in the great sence . Protecting. What grew from or was taken out of the flat surface, was in this way put into a “safe place” An important issue arises when we askUtilizing the transparency of glass, Renata manages to imprison in boxes or behind panes of glass what she classifies as her “animist states”, shaping and modelling them in space. What grew from or was taken out of the flat surface, was in this way put into a “safe place” An important issue arises when we ask, says tereza de arruda curator and historrcian of art , in the text about the artist “pieces of me “ from 1998.
Her work pieces experience many materials: wood, glass, photography, canvas painting, acetate, latex, etc. The relationship between the materials chosen to be used in every piece of work is very connected and meaningful to the artwork itself as you may see in the very object at her show in the series “Corações” (Hearts).
The show begins with the video “The Clone 1”, where Renata projects her own clone to one latex skin displayed in metal trapezium. And in the same time another video called relax is passing in the other side of the roon and the voice of the artist sayng a poem called relax by Paula valeria de Andrade “ for the last exibition exibition done in sao Paulo called relax.
Born in São Paulo, where she lived until 1981 to graduated in Fine Arts. Right after that, she traveled to France to study French civilization at Sorbonne University in Paris. Since 1984, she had been participating in group exhibitions in Chile, Argentina, Holland, France, Germany and Brazil. In another hand, she also did her individual exhibitions at MIS (Image and Sound Museum) and at MASP (Art Museum of Sao Paulo), both in Sao
Paulo; as well she did in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Köln e Bonn, in Germany. Some of her artwork is present in the MASP, museum collection as well at MAC (Contemporary Art Museum of USP), at Padre Anchieta Foundation and Heinrich Boll Foundation .
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