Starsky Brines | Exhibition : Hendrik Zimmer & Starsky Brines. In Dialogue I Paintings

STARSKY BRINES

Starsky Brines' paintings and drawings fascinate with their expressive style and a recurring theme: the search for the essence of man. In his expressive works, the artist focuses on figures created from the combination of human and animal attributes. His figures move in a reality of subculture and urbanism, which is evident in the paintings through the gestural expression of his strokes and a reinterpretation of contemporary visual language. At the same time, these figures distort reality and recall the world of theater, where fantasy and poetry, as well as comedy, often serve as catalysts of a social critique. In his works, Brines questions the interplay of good and evil against the backdrop of the socio-political situation in Venezuela and worldwide. In doing so, he interprets his themes not as 'black and white' but multicolored, not linear but with charming breaks, thoroughly serious yet full of humor. 

 
Influenced by his mother, who makes colorful dolls for the Caribbean carnival, and influenced in art history by the figurative art of Latin America, German Neo-Expressionism, the Italian Transavantgarde and the COBRA group, the painter's works move between figuration and abstraction, between painting and drawing. In Brine's paintings, these different elements do not stand side by side on the picture plane, but are fluidly interwoven with each other. Thus, many of Brine's figures have faces made up of different areas of color; more elaborate elements dissolve in a sketchy manner. This underscores the expressive character of the works, but also testifies to Brines' virtuoso handling of different media and genres.
 
Brines graduated in Fine Arts from the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón in Caracas. His works have attracted international attention in numerous exhibitions and are represented in important collections, including the Burger Collection, Hong Kong, the Tobias Hauri Collection, Zurich, the Fundacion Maria Christina Masaveu, Madrid, the Koo House Museum of Art & Design Collection, Seoul, the Sander Collection, Darmstadt/Riehen and the National Museum of China.



Contact:

Galerie Heike Strelow

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Starsky Brines
EL ÚLTIMO TESORO, 2022

200 x 180 cm
Acrylic paint, crayon on canvas
€ 17,000 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
LA PERRA LIBERTAD, 2022

180 x 180 cm
Acrylic paint, spray paint, crayon on canvas
€ 17,000 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
VOLVER A CASA, 2022

122 x 97 cm
Acrylic paint. spray paint and crayon on canvas
€ 9,900 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
ESPEJO DE FUEGO, 2022

76 x 76 cm
Acrylic paint, crayon on canvas
€ 6,850 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
ANABELLE, 2022

71 x 56 cm
Acrylic paint, crayon on canvas
€ 5,700 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
CANTA EL POLLO, 2021

81 x 69 cm
Acrylic paint, crayon on canvas
€ 6,800 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
EL PEQUENO UNIVERSO, 2022

150 x 120 cm
Acrylic paint, spray paint, crayon on canvas
€ 12,000 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
LA PERRERA, 2022

76 x 76 cm
Acrylic paint, spray paint, and crayon on canvas
€ 6,850 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
PISÉ LA CULEBRA, 2022

220 x 180 cm
Acrylic paint, spray paint on canvas
€ 17,000 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
APRX sobre esta vida, 2020

200 x 200 cm
Acryl, oil pastell and crayon on canvas
€ 17,000 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
Todo me sienta perfecto, 2020

135 x 145 cm
Acryl, oil pastell and crayon on canvas
€ 12,700 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
CONSCIENCIA SALVAJE, 2021

91 x 91 cm
Acrylic on canvas
€ 8,350 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
Tension Natural, 2021

91.44 x 91.44 cm
Mixed media on canvas
signed front side
€ 8,350 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
Fresh Start, 2021

91 x 91 cm
acrylic on canvas
€ 8,350 (incl. VAT)

Starsky Brines
PAPAGENO DESPIERTA EN AMERICA, 2019

110 x 90 cm
Acrylic paint and crayon on canvas
€ 9,000 (incl. VAT)