Born in 1975 in Lisbon, Berlin-based artist Adriana Molder has developed a unique body of work consisting of black and white portraits using India ink on tracing paper. Inspired by iconic figures mostly taken from films, Adriana Molder's work incorporates various references derived from literature, old masters paintings, folk stories and random images found in magazines. Cinema always plays an important role in her work, as the depicted characters seem to tell a narrative beyond their pictorial existence. The artist's inverted artistic codes interrogate the viewer: a black textural background and a white flat foreground, animated portraits, renew the field of drawing and lay an uncanny depth in each artwork.
From 11 June to 16 August 2014 Art Plural Gallery unveiled two new series of paintings, The Light in the Heart and Mystery, in the artist's solo exhibition The Light in the Heart.