GINA PANI

Born in Mexico City, Gina Pani has worked in painting since 20 years old, fusing the traditions of European painting with the distinct character of her self-expression abstraction. By using fragments of sculptures, poems, book pages, fabric and objects recovered from her personal antique archives, Pani creates abstract paintings filled with planes of color suggesting a poetic content that translated into figures. Her grandfather, Alberto J. Pani, and uncles, Mario Pani and Arturo Pani, were architects, designers and artists that were part of her education and later an inspiration to her work.
Pani started her career as a graphic designer and embarked in the world of art after been asked to participate in a group exhibition at The Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Transformación. Ever since, she has concentrated in the advance of her paintings.
After several technique and expression studies, Pani began to replace the defined figures of her earlier pieces with color brushstrokes, building them with increasingly loose and graceful constructions or splatters that imply both strength and poetry.
Recently, Pani has developed a very individual form of abstract painting, arranging different fields of color alongside one another, where shades of white and grey were her preferred colors. She has also extended her palette to include bright contrasting tones. Today, only color is left for the viewer to discern between paper, fabric, poems and fragments.