Marina Rheingantz’s painting combines modernism with industrialism. Her paintings are influenced by her background in Brazil’s rich and wide terrain. Utility poles, transmission towers, and wind turbines frequently stand out in the landscape, providing a contemporary feel to the pieces. Roads and highways connect Brazil’s major cities to the rural hinterlands. The terrain is always changing, but not due to natural development, but due to corporate objectives. Even if Rheingantz’s art initially looks pastoral or nostalgic, it nevertheless portrays the realities of modernity.
The numerous layers of the soil and plants in Rheingantz’s paintings are defined by their unique roles and strongly sculpted surfaces. Furthermore, there are some portions of the image plane that are difficult to read, particularly where the sky and the ground meet. Her work’s creative qualities show through here, suggesting rather than communicating.
Because of the abstract reduction, the visited and made-up landscapes and sites appear slightly divorced from reality. Despite the fact that no people are shown in the paintings, the locations remind Rheingantz of the scents and conversations she had there.