Exhibition preview: Eduardo Stupía – Reinventing Landscape, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, March 15 – April 27 2013
Featured in the 2012 Sao Paulo Biennial, Eduardo Stupía has, until now, been better known in South America and Argenina where his works are held by the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.
© Eduardo Stupía
This is a welcome British solo show for an artist trained in graphic design but intrigued by the possibilities of drawing. Working almost exclusively in black and white, Stupía uses pencil, charcoal, acrylic, graphite, watercolour and ink to create imagined landscapes encompassing entire cities and worlds.
His early pieces were full of characters, creatures and alien objects, but his later creations, during the 1980s, took on surreal architectural forms and dreamlike lands.
The gallery describes this show as the synthesis of more than 25 years of diverse experimenting.