TASSIA DE MATOS BIANCHINI
Lives and works in Amsterdam
Tássia de Matos Bianchini (Brazil, 1988) studied Product Design at UFPR in Brazil, graduating in 2013. Following that she turned her focus of interest towards visual expression and literature, especially her research on abstract expressionism, poetry and reflections on motion, time and space. She is currently living and working in Amsterdam.
"My research and interests pervades the themes of language, expression, the body (corporality and embodiment), primal communication, memory, mythology, feminism, psychogeographies and psychoecologies, inner and outer environments and experiences of space, time and movement. I navigate these themes by focusing on dynamics of contrast such as nature and city, action and contention, matter and spirit, inner and outer (mental) spaces, silence and communication, male and female, human and non-human. I am interested in art processes as a triggers for inner transformation, through observing modes of consciousness, expression and feeling; studying actions of embodiment and discourse and its manifestation and release with and through a certain material. My process is oriented strongly by notions of movement of, and, within the body, as in the animal within, or the emotional experience and its connection with thinking. My process is based on intuition, contemplative time, silence as a locative media and movement in a certain space/environment. This act of moving and listening comes as a gathering of perceptions, references, understanding of a surrounding, both internal and external, as a meditation and reflection, that are then released through the contact with the materials in the execution of the works."
The Fleeting Edge series
'The Fleeting Edge' series is a collection of works of charcoal on paper, resulted from an expression and exploration of this delicate moment when the animal energy cannot be contained within the body and needs to be released, expressing itself by meeting the surface of the paper. As a scratch on the skin, this energy embodies through the works the contrast of aggression and fragility revealing the vulnerability and delicacy of this edge between animal and human within ourselves.