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With the eyes and style of a child and the wisdom of the street, Starsky Brines (Caracas Venezuela, 1977) presents to us a complex world of emotions, filled with biographical references. His figures can be ingenious and sinister; ludicrous and dangerously powerful, at the same time.
Brines is a graduate of the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón, in Caracas (2006). His work has been vastly exhibited in countries like Venezuela, Spain, Colombia, Germany, Seoul, and the US. It is in the collections of the Koo House Museum, Seoul; Sander Collection, Darmstadt, Germany; and the Burger Collection, Hong Kong, among others.
He has been included in important publications on contemporary Venezuelan art, among which are: 20 Nuevas Miradas / 20 Jóvenes Pintores Venezolanos (2003); Arte en Venezuela 1980 – 2005 (2014); Panorámica – Arte emergente en Venezuela 2000 – 2012 (2014); and El Nuevo País de las Artes (2017).
As a curator, Starsky recently curated the Venezuelan art exhibition, La Luz de Venezuela (The Light of Venezuela) in Frankfurt, Germany. He currently has a studio in Mana Contemporary 777, in Miami.
-Video in Spanish
By producing basic, uncomplicated images, I try to convey primary emotions. I am interested in the human experience and essence. – Starsky Brines