ANA LUIZA MAHLER
Ana Mähler first got in touch with architecture at the age of seven, when her family’s house, located in the countryside of her home state, Rio Grande do Sul, was under construction. Having discovered her vocation, she immediately started to design residences, dreams and ideas. The University UniRitter became a home to Ana, who quickly saw her world transformed by Modernism. Graduated in 2007, Ana opened her architecture firm focusing in Interior Design, Homes, Businesses and Naval Architecture. With a growing desire to dig deeper in Interior Design, she finished a Post Degree on the subject in 2009, also at UniRitter. A highlight on Ana’s portfolio are her naval projects - boats and shipyards show versatility and offers the perspective that boats are the extension of a home. Projects of the like have greater repercussion thanks to the refinement brought by the suggested modifications in regards to functionality. Modernist at the concept, but not in style – Ana’s proposals fit with precision each client’s unique taste and history. Her aim is to turn into reality her clients’ wishes, always taking into account feelings and sensations in order to create environments that will be a part of their lives and which provide welfare. The architect believes that a house is a great storyteller and instigates her clients to create personalized, avant-garde compositions.
Along with discovering her profession, Ana got in touch with painting as well. At the atelier of Vera Wildner she found herself in Neoconcretism and began to build an artistic portfolio that explores geometry, colors, structures and the limits of the canvas, which she tries to cross, exploring the borders. In the words of Ana Zavadil, the heritage of Ana Mahler’s choice is clear when you see the firmness of straight lines, of the colors who don’t give room to be corrupted, in everything that is milimetrically designed, traced and colored. The space builds other spaces through the line that imposes limits to the color, creating a gradient or chromatic combinations. The color changes depending on the light, covering itself of nuances depending of the way the work is seen. The tridimensional characteristic of the space is achieved through colors and shadows and the relation between the planes, when the colors gain thickness and/or density. The tones of grey torn by nuances of different tones of the same color or by a strong color, or even by colorful staircases, a recurring element in Ana’s work, create modulations as if these were stitches joining the imaginary and the symbolic.
The year of 2014 was a milestone in her developing career: Ana participated in ten exhibitions. Her first individual exhibition consisted on a series of fifteen pieces inspired in the building of Fundação Iberê Camargo, located in Porto Alegre. The work Escada 15 won an award (Prêmio Aquisição) promoted by the City Hall and became a permanent work displayed at the art collection of the county council of Porto Alegre. Ana Mähler moves between the two converging worlds with precision and sensitivity.
ACRILIC ON CANVAS
La serie Reflexes trabaja con la pintura y el plano, a través de la representación de espacios arquitectónicos, con colores más sobrios y zonas brillantes, que provocan un efecto de reflexión de la luz, pintado con laca brillante. Hecho en un período de introspección de la artista después de la muerte de su maestra, Vera Wildner. "He estado pensando mucho en el legado que me gustaría dejar, ¿la gente lo piensa?", dice la Sra. Mahler, que cree que la vida es un reflejo de nuestras actitudes.