"Meditation VII" (2022); acrylic on canvas, 74" x 78"

This week we welcome Carin Kulb Dangot, a Brazilian abstract painter and sculptor exhibiting in the U.S. and Brazil. Dangot has been based in New York City since 2010.

A former food engineer and food designer for media, she brings her love of mixing and inventing new forms to the world of paint. Dangot’s artwork emphasizes materiality and plasticity of materials via experimentation and an intuitive processes. In 2012, she received the Leonard Rosenfeld Scholarship and Lloyd Sherwood Grant from the Art Students League. In 2020, she participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.

“Bloom” (2022); acrylic paint, 13″ x 11″ x 8″

Dangot’s work has been exhibited in NYC venues such as NY Live Arts, Christie’s, The Cluster Gallery, Deanna Evans Project, ChaShaMa, the Governors Island Art Fair, and Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, and in Amherst, MA, at Augusta Savage Gallery. She has also exhibited in her home country at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture and Casa Galeria in São Paulo. 

“Jardin IV” (2020); acrylic on canvas, 42″ x 80″

“I am a process-based artist who primarily focuses on exploring the unique properties of art media.Much of my studio work and process comes from my background as a food engineer and food designer manipulating and testing foods. Like food, I have found that acrylic paint continues to be seductive, delectable, and highly gratifying as I keep discovering new visceral pleasures of the material – the same way I find a rising loaf, tempering chocolate, and stacking layers of cake to be all delightful experiences,” she writes.

“Peo” (2020); acrylic paint, 8″ x 8″ x 8″

“The All Paint series began with working with acrylic paint and the visceral pleasure from media in excess. I lay down layers of the material and intuitively fold, twist, and compress the developed pools into new compositional and topographic entities. At times the work tethers between three and two-dimensional art, exceeding into space in all kinds of ways. Inevitably, the painting transcends my expectations and forms an authentic identity.

“Private Garden” (2022); acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 77″ 

Ultimately, through my work, I engage in continuous exploration, working in series and incorporating unconventional processes to perpetuate a sense of constant discovery.”

See more of Dangot’s work on her website and Instagram.

Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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