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Priscilla Tea

For their second consecutive participation in ART-O-RAMA, Berlin-based gallery Neumeister Bar-Am present a solo presentation of painter Priscilla Tea (Italy, 1983).

ART-O-RAMA, Marseille
International Fair
of Contemporary Art
26, 27 & 28 Aug. 2016

For the ten-year anniversary, ART-O-RAMA is pleased to present an exclusive selection of 21 of the most active and avant-garde international contemporary art galleries, next to a section dedicated to art editions and multiples consisting of seven exclusive publishers.


About the artist:

Priscilla Tea’s landscapes are inspired by and depict abstract digital landscapes from constructed digital space, specifically referencing the rudimentary role playing game Second Life since her earliest works in the beginning of the 00’s.

Tea’s paintings escape the spatial limitations of their origins on a screen, working only in large format from 2-3meters in width. Ambiguous expanses of sky or structure are depicted with computerised traits; of format, gradation and fixed-width colour blocking and rendered in thin layers of oil, painted by Tea onto large canvases.

Her paintings seem to be a meditative reflection upon our engagement with images via a screen, rather than a representation of it. Their scale and interplay between depth and flatness also form an impact on perception of space they’re exhibited in, consequently resisting documentation and reinsertion to the virtual.

Investigating a lineage of future focused yet critical architects, from Superstudio, through Keller Easterling to Tea’s peer Andreas Angelidakis, gives other clues to unpicking her relation to spacial awareness, infrastructure and utopianism.

Tea’s solo exhibitions include; Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin (forthcoming 2017); Hussenot, Paris (2016); The Composing Rooms, Berlin (2014); I Made It Through The Wilderness – Preteen Gallery, Mexico City (2013) and Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan (2012). Group exhibitions include; Super Superstudio, radical art and architecture at PAC, Milan (2015); Ñewpressionism – Swiss Institute of Rome, Milan (2014); Thessaloniki Biennale 4 – Thessaloniki, Greece; Brutally morbid axe of satan, ReMap4 – Preteen Gallery, Athens, Greece; Guide to the Galaxy – Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan; The Eternal Internet Brotherhood – Mexico City (all 2013); BYOB – Museo Pecci, Milan (2012) and BYOB – Padiglione Internet (The Island of the Net), Venice Biennale, Venice (2011).