Around 51 works make up Christina Oiticica’s visual discussion on display at Galeria Portal. Corresponding genres and techniques used in the construction of two- and three-dimensional pieces – painting/ acrylic, on canvas, drawings, sculpture, objects, examine the point of interest presented in the drawing of a woman’s bust and her multiple necklace, the objective being to extract possible derivatives from the circular forms employed.
Touch and sight
The artist questions the relationship between the point and its respective evolution. She starts the line of inquiry with the circular shapes, from the tactility of the drawing and its sensitive mark on the paper, and later submits it to formal deconstruction by the computer. Firstly, there is the direct relationship of the artist with the working instrument, in that the muscles and nerves in her hands are directly involved with the work’s creation. Then the technological instrument privileges our vision, heightening levels of sensitivity, and is capable of substituting artistic gestures. Here the inquiring eye of the rediscovery of the work’s lines, although the drawing discreetly retains the genesis of the shape, and the computer exposes their every detail the deconstructed image.
In the computerized inquiry stage, the artist enlarges the circular forms contained in the original drawing, dislocating them in space, distorting them by arithmatic, into various graphic segments which begin to form new visual compositions.
Multiplication of shapes
The artistic interaction between the work of constructing the drawing, manually with the pencil on paper, and that of deconstructing it on the computer monitor, offers Christina Oiticica innumerable shape reconstructions and details for the creation of her pictures. So the artist’s exhibition is the result of the diversity and plurality in her use of the means adopted.
Associação Internacional Críticos de Arte