Art Preview: Pinta @ Earl's Court Exhibition Centre

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 69 months ago
Art Preview: Pinta @ Earl's Court Exhibition Centre
Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers, Wild Bodghed Chair
Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers, Wild Bodghed Chair
Esteban Pena, 'Orange House'.
Esteban Pena, 'Orange House'.
Matilde Perez, 'Untitled' 2010
Matilde Perez, 'Untitled' 2010
Thierry Jeannot, Transmutation 1 (detail)
Thierry Jeannot, Transmutation 1 (detail)
Aruma - Sandra De Berduccy, 'Migracion'. Image courtesy of ESCALA
Aruma - Sandra De Berduccy, 'Migracion'. Image courtesy of ESCALA

Latin American* art is in demand at the moment, with recent shows including Doris Salcedo's ongoing exhibition at White Cube, Lygia Pape's recent exhibition at the Serpentine gallery and Gabriel Orozco's retrospective at the Tate Modern last year. Of all the works held in the Tate collection by young artists, a quarter of them are by Latin Americans.

Pinta is an art fair that brings the latest and greatest art across the Atlantic to showcase the talents at work in contemporary Latin American art. It aims to show how inspiring that part of the world can be for artists, and how the region has influenced their works.

*For clarity, Latin America includes South and Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Pinta is on at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre from 7-10 June. Tickets are £15, concessions £8.

Read our guide to London's many art fairs.

Last Updated 31 May 2012

Tabish Khan

This is nearly all abstract or conceptual art which I can find very hit and miss. But I was surprised at the quality here, some very quirky and talented artists on display.