Paraíso Perdido

29 October 2018 - 08 December 2018

Starsky Brines fascinates audiences with his unique style and a recurring theme: his works are characterized by figures that combine anthropomorphic and animal-like characteristics, as well as the appropriation of elements from comics and toys from his childhood. Emphasized by the spontaneous expression of his strokes, scenes emerge that are embedded in a subcultural and urban environment and at the same time move in the sphere of fantasy.

In his new works, which we present in this exhibition, Brines refers with his South American perspective to Mozart’s opera „The Magic Flute“. Now the figures in his paintings appear as the queen of the night, Papageno or fairytale animal figures. They are reminiscent of the world of theatre, in which fantasy and poetry, but also comedy often serve as catalysts for the critical creation of meaning. 

Brines is influenced by the Latin American visual arts of his homeland and by European expressionist art movements of the 20th century. He graduated in Fine Arts at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón in Caracas. His works have attracted attention in international exhibitions and have been included in major collections in cities such as Caracas, Berlin, Basel, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Santander, Singapore, Kuwait, Miami, Madrid, New York, Seoul and Zurich.