Cecilia Biagini: Agua Viva
Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present Cecilia Biagini’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery featuring recent works in painting and sculpture. Agua Viva opens to the public with a reception on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Cecilia Biagini and Iloa Biagini-Rosenbaum will perform during the opening improvised pieces with sounds and movements inspired by and in response to the works in the exhibition.
Working within the borders of geometry, Biagini explores the properties and relations between abstraction and construction, appearance and disappearance, lines and surfaces, as well as form and structure. “Aguaviva” is the Spanish term for jellyfish and the literal translation for “water alive.” Biagini draws inspiration from the movement of the body’s rhythmic contractions while underwater. Utilizing a bold sense of color and line, she juxtaposes chaos and order. Biagini states she “cannot avoid the nature of improvising with tools, as she creates a system that allows [her] to work beyond [her] expectations.”
Her paintings depict transparencies, curvilinear structures, and visible impressions in dialogue with wall reliefs. Biagini’s sculpture and sound works are constructed with the repetition of one element and the transformation that occurs within the process. She maintains the value of innocence and exploration in this exhibition.
Biagini currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received the Photography Critics Award from the Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC, 1989) and was a recipient of the Guillermo Kuitca Scholarship in 1994, and then again in 1997 when her work was shortlisted for the Braque Award and the Gunther Award in Buenos Aires Argentina. In 1998, she moved to New York, where she co-founded the exhibition space The Hogar Collection in Brooklyn. Biagini is currently featured as part of MoMA P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center’s Studio Visit, a virtual presentation of artists’ studios. Her work is included in many collections including MACBA Museum collection, Buenos Aires; The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; The New York Public Library, New York and Ministerio de Educación de la Nación Argentina
Cecilia BiaginiPlanes of Existence, 2018Acrylic on canvas55 x 37"
139.7 x 93.9 cm
Cecilia BiaginiAgua Viva, 2018Acrylic on canvas43 x 25"
109.2 x 63.5 cm
Cecilia BiaginiA Process of Development, 2018Acrylic on canvas49 x 38"
124.5 x 96.5 cm
Cecilia BiaginiFiguring Point, 2018Acrylic on canvas55 x 39"
139.7 x 99.1 cm
Cecilia BiaginiPianoforte II, 2018Acrylic paint on wood26 x 16 x 3.5"
66 x 40.6 x 8.9 cm
Cecilia BiaginiPianoforte on Blue, 2018Acrylic paint on wood27 x 12 x 7"
68.6 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm