Judith Lauand (1922)  

Judith Lauand (Pontal / São Paulo, 26 de maio de 1922), pintora e gravadora. Estudou pintura com Mário Ybarra de Almeida e Domênico Lazzarini e gravura com Lívio Abramo. Graduada em Artes Plásticas pela Escola de Belas Artes de Araraquara, Judith mudou para São Paulo e passou a fazer parte – convidada por Waldemar Cordeiro – , do Grupo Ruptura (sendo do começo ao fim, a única mulher integrante). Com eles expôs na I Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta e na mostra Konkrete Kunst em Zurique.

No início, seus trabalhos eram pinturas figuritivas-expressionistas, depois passou a representar formas naturais pelo viés abstracionista-expressionista. No final dos anos 50 adotou um vocábulo construtivista com influências concretistas contendo grande rigor matemático.

Junto com Hermelindo Fiaminghi e Luiz Sacilotto fundou a Galeria NT – Novas Tendências, onde, na inauguração (1963) expôs seus próprios trabalhos.

Na década de 60, Judith incorporou em suas obras, materiais pouco usuais como clips, alfinetes, tachinhas e dobradiças sobre suportes bidimensionais. Tais experimentos resultaram em trabalhos com efeitos e ritmos ópticos. 

Ganhou o Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea; uma exposição retrospectiva lhe foi dedicada em 1996, destacando principalmente suas produções dos anos 50. 



Lauand, Judith (1922)  

Born in 1922.

Back to 1954, was a turning point in Lauand’s career in which she was introduced to concrete art. In the following years, Lauand became closely associated with the São Paulo based Grupo Ruptura, an avant garde group of international artists lead by Waldemar Cordeiro and self declared followers of Max Bill. The Grupo Ruptura artists were the first proponents of Concretism in Brazil, spearheading ground-breaking exhibitions with a clear ideology and manifesto. Their actions were to completely transform the artistic landscape in Brazil and prefigure the now well-known future generation of Neo-Concretism. Lauand was the only woman to ever participate in Grupo Ruptura and the later works exhibited in the show date to 1959, the last year of the group’s existence. The work of Judith Lauand is an unique contribution to the exploration of Concretism in Brazil over this incredibly influential time.

Lauand’s rigorous modus operandi is immediately evident in her group of works as each gouache, drawing, collage and painting was systematically catalogued and preserved by the artist with a unique number. These works on paper remained unseen and united as a whole set for over fifty years. Her meticulous practice is also revealed in the mathematical rigour and precision of the works. Lauand’s loyalty to Concretism is unmistakeable, and yet the distinct freedom of her approach is also powerfully evident in her extraordinary dialogue with form, space, colour and rhythm. Organic lines and playful geometric elements multiply themselves in convergent, divergent or random directions. Shapes gather or disperse, overlay or create intersecting points that present a pronounced dynamism and desire to experiment.

Judith Lauand, offers both a renewed examination of this important period of Brazilian art and also the genesis of Lauand’s own search for new ways of working in the Concretist tradition. Moreover, those works highlight the beauty of her unique interpretations and the rigour and subtlety in the construction of her poetics.



ACERVO C8586
Lápis Aquarela sobre Papel
40x30 cm
 
Desenho sobre papel
Ano 2002
23x30cm
 
Óleo sobre tela
1986
80x80 cm
 
Óleo sobre tela
2001
80x80cm
 
Óleo sobre tela
1993
80x80 cm
 
Óleo sobre tela
1993
80x80cm
 

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