Sex, death, and the female body’s capacity for renewal and transformation are among the themes that emerge from the paintings, drawings, and photographs of German-born contemporary artist Janaina Tschäpe. Physically sensuous, with rich, layered colors and soft lines, Tschäpe’s works create the sensation of being underwater or suspended in air. Tschäpe’s paintings and drawings are held in the collections of museums worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris; among others. Janaina Tschäpe will contribute to an understanding of how the artist’s distinct voice and style.
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About the Artist:
Janaina Tschäpe was born in 1973 in Munich, Germany and was raised in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hochschule für Bilende Künste, Hamburg and her Masters in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Tschäpe’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, including New York, Tokyo, Saõ Paulo, London, Madrid, Switzerland, Berlin, and most recently at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.
Her work can be found in important public and private collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museo de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, among others.
Tschäpe lives and works in New York and Brazil.