Nina Pandolfo "Spice Angels" @ Lazarides, LondonJuxtapoz // Friday, 01 Jun 2012
We were looking forward to this exhibition at Lazarides Gallery in London: Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo's Spice Angels. Bright, bold, playful, Pandolfo has been on our radar for quite some time, a great mix of Japanese style with a Brazilian twist, a full set of characters that seem recognizable at first glance. The show opened last night in London. Pandolfo also has worked with Os Gemeos, a good collaborative partner to have.
Feelings marks Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo's London gallery debut with her ‘Spice Angels’ series, overflowing with lively patterned, vibrantly coloured canvases and sculptures.
Making a departure from her childlike, timid girls with glassy questioning eyes, her beauty-conscious and daring characters are more sophisticated with elongated forms and a deeper and more contemplative gaze. The history of high fashion, Japanese trends and steampunk art have all contributed to the style and invention of Pandolfo’s girls, which don a variety of outfits from lacy burlesque corsets to science fiction inspired trends, alluding to both a retro and futuristic fads.
Whilst steering her fictional creations towards a more developed stage with plentiful references to the world of fashion, Pandolfo continues to seek inspiration from a certain playful sensitivity and treasured childhood memories.
Through July 5, 2012