STARSKY BRINES

STARSKY BRINE’s paintings and drawings captivate audiences with their distinctive style and a recurring theme, the search for the nature of humanity. In his bold works, the artist focuses on characters that are built from a combination of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic features, as well as the appropriation of elements from comics and toys from his childhood.

On the one hand, these characters distort reality to venture into an environment of subcultures and urbanism created by the spontaneous intuition of his strokes and the appropriation of the contemporary iconography. On the other hand, they move within the realm of fantasy. In particular, the animals paired with their human characters evoke associations with fairy tales or comics. They are reminiscent of the world of theatre, in which fantasy and poetry but also comedy often serve as catalysts for the creation of critical meaning.

With his works, Brines often questions the interplay of good and evil against the background of the worldwide socio-political climate. Yet Brines does not interpret his themes as ‘black and white.’ They are complex and nonlinear, with charming disruptions, quite serious and yet full of humor.

Brines is personally influenced by his mother and art historically influenced by Latin American figurative art, the German Neoexpressionism, the Italian Transavantgarde, and the COBRA group. His works oscillate between figuration and abstraction. Brines holds a degree in Fine Art from the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón in Caracas.

His work has received international attention in exhibitions and has been incorporated into important collections in cities such as Caracas, Basel, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Santander, Miami, Madrid and Seoul.

STARSKY BRINES

Solo exhibitions (Selection)
2018  The Circus of Beauty, G Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2017    
Solos, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, España.
2015    
Personajes Extraños. Mariana Monteagudo & Starsky Brines, Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia.   
El Papel del Dibujo. Galería GBG Arts. Caracas, Venezuela.
2013    
Stranger than Banana. Gallery Zandari, Seul, Corea del Sur.
2012    
Parcelita de Poder. Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia.  
No Happy Ends. Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, España.
2011    
Los Objetos de Zato. ARS Publicidad, Caracas, Venezuela.
2010    
Bestiario urbano. Oficina #1, Centro de Arte Los Galpones, Caracas, Venezuela.
Me la pego en la bota. Marisa Marimón Galería de Arte, Orense, España
2009   
Caso fortuito. Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, España. 
Invasiones en el espacio. Pintura en proceso. Galería Artepuy, Caracas, Venezuela.
2008    
Zoom-Arterial. Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, España.
Campeones urbanos. Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia.
2007    
Dibujhatos. Colectivo 77: Starsky Brines + José Vivenes, Galería Spazio Zero, Caracas, Venezuela.
2006   
La última página. Plaza cubierta “Carlos Raúl Villanueva”, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Caracas; Venezuela.
2006    
La Pintura de Homero por Starsky Brines. Galería Spazio Zero, Caracas, Venezuela.

Group exhibitions
2017    
Expresive Gestures, Galerie Heike Strewlo, Frankfurt/Mai, DE  Pintura Pintura Pintura. Por: Víctor Zarza. Espacio Proyectos, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, España.
2015    
Lugar de gracias. El Paisaje en la Colección Mercantil. Galería “Braulio Salazar”, Valencia, Venezuel; Art Motion by Sala Mendoza. New York, USA.
2014    
Panorámica. Arte Emergente en Venezuela. 2000-2012, Sala Tac. Caracas, Venezuela.
Gráfica Mercantil, indagación y seguimiento. Espacio Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela.
Art Stage Singapore. Marina Sands Expo And Convention, Singapore. 
2013    
XII Edición del Premio Eugenio Mendoza. Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
Art Stage Singapore. Marina Sands Expo And Convention, Singapore. 
Chaco, stand Galería Fernando Pradilla. Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Art Lima, stand Galería Fernando Pradilla. Lima, Perú.
Drawing Now, Galería Fernando Pradilla. Paris, Francia.
2012    
Venezuelan Contemporary Paintings, The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)
Festival “Por el medio de calle”. como Invitado especial, Chacao. Caracas, Venezuela.
Korean International Art Fair (KIAF), stand Galería Fernando Pradilla, Seoul, South Korea
XXI Feria Iberoamericana de Arte (FIA), stand Galería Fernando Pradilla, Hotel Tamanaco Intercontinental, CCS/Venezuela.
Miedo ≠ Fear. LP Gallery. New York, USA.
Pintón Pasado, Pintura Fresca. Galería GBG Arts. Caracas, Venezuela.
Casa de locos. Ex Instituto Central de Psiquiatría Villa Rivello, Caracas, Venezuela.

Collections

Sander Collection, Darmstadt, Germany
Burger Collection, Hong Kong.
Koo House Museum of Art & Desing Collection. Seoul
CUMOA Chosun University Museum of Art, Seoul
National Museum of China. Pekín, China.
Collection Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela.
MAAA, Acarigu Art Museuma – Araure, Acarigua – Venezuela

 

AWARDS

2013

Prize “Omar Carreño” Young artist. College of Architects of Venezuela

2010

Young AVAP Award. Venezuelan Association of Plastic Artists.

2005

Second prize. VIII Salon Cantv Young people with FIA: Open Looks

2004

Grand Prix Juan Lovera. XXXIII Municipal Prize of the Visual Arts Hall Juan Lovera

2003

Honorific mention. XXIII Painting Exhibition, Ateneo de Carúpano

2003

Best Painting Award. VII Regional Exhibition of Young Artists, Puerto La Cruz

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