Adriana Molder

Fundação Carmona e Costa

Since her first solo show five years ago, Berlin-based Portuguese artist Adriana Molder has developed a singular language and imagery, dominated by her technique of India ink on tracing paper and her adherence to a consistent set of references. She uses video and occasionally photography as well, but her use of these media is subordinated to her drawing, as she utilizes tracing paper both as projection surface and for printing photographs. In conceptual terms, her output analyzes the usage of the face as a symbol in contemporary imagery. Her portraits are inspired by multiple iconographic sources, with subjects ranging from pinup girls to criminals to soccer players, but her primary focus is figures from classic American cinema.

A madrugada de Wilhelm e Leopoldine” (The Dawn of Wilhelm and Leopoldine), Molder’s latest solo show, consisted of twelve large-scale drawings that continue her

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