Сohabit with Cinta Vidal @ Thinkspace Projects Special Pop-Up in NYC
Cinta Vidal is a dreamer. I can imagine her sitting on a park bench, or in the waiting room of an office building, fixated on visually discovering how multiple dimensions are colliding and merging into each other. Christopher Nolan seems to have borrowed from her. Vidal doesn't create paintings that are so fantastical you can't imagine living in them; there is something almost familiar with the bending of life, the upside down perspectives, the sort of multi-dimensional ways in which we live our daily lives.
Cohabit is a special short-run pop Vidal is presenting with Thinkspace Projects in NYC this week, on view from October 18—21, 2023. “In COHABIT I go inside houses and approach public spaces, leaving behind the planetary compositional aspect of my previous works," she says. "I’m intrigued by the relationship that people establish between themselves and their immediate surroundings and now I’m zooming in to find out what’s going on in there. In contrast to my most recent works, where I played with darkness, I now strongly illuminate the scenes, which take on more vitality.
"We live the spaces we cohabit from our unique vision, which may not have anything to do with the vision of the 'other.' Multiplying gravity allows me to express that there are many possible perceptions of our environment. The everyday, can contain common places, but also many abysses. And I’m always surprised by the ability that humans have to live uncertainty with calmness and a certain indifference.
"In this body of work, all the paintings have in common a frontal view, with a central vanishing point. Thus, I accentuate the confrontation between a parallel and ordered structure with the “disorder” of the various orientations. I also added the mirror effect in some frames. It allows me to turn the figures upside down and increasing the confusion of the viewer in the game upside down. Finally, I wanted to honor painters I admire and respect by placing some of their paintings in my scenes. You will find paintings by Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Bauhaus.”
Thinkspace Projects NYC Pop-Up Location
345 Broome Street