Ides Kihlen paints. She paints every day, from early hours. And just as she paints, she lives. Fun and free. Until a few years ago, her work was one of the best kept secrets in the Argentine visual arts scene. It was only at the beginning of the 21st century that her paintings left her workshop and came to light.
Since then, her production began to circulate and arouse great interest from collectors, galleries and institutions; She participated in art fairs around the world and the most important museums in Argentina dedicated important exhibitions to her. In 2022, Ides turned 105 years old and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires celebrated it with the exhibition Homenaje a Ides Kihlen. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Pinta Miami joins this celebration with a new tribute. In collaboration with the Aina Nowack Gallery, we invite our international visitors to enjoy this great symphony inhabited by the lyrical and playful compositions of Ides: her white, black and red series.
Marcela Costa Peuser