The Americas

Analia Saban

Born 1980, Argentina.

Analia Saban received her MFA in New Genres from UCLA in 2005. She recently participated in the biennial survey exhibition, MADE IN LA 2012, organised by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles; and The Possessed, Le Triangle, Marseille, France (group), the Rudin Prize, Norton Museum of Art, (group); La Ballena Negra, MARCO Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spain, October 5, 2012 – March 3, 2013 (group); Lost Line: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), November 23, 2012 – February 24, 2013 (group); FriArt, Fribourg, Switzerland, November 2012 (group). Upcoming shows include two solo shows in Europe in 2013, at the Josh Lilley Gallery in London and Galerie Sprüth Magers, Berlin. Analia Saban lives and works in LA.

Saban’s pure and minimal visual language explores the artist’s interest in examining the process of making art and the materials used in art-making in relation to her personal daily experiences. Saban’s subtle and distinctive art blurs the boundaries between painting and sculpture by working and reworking canvases and reworking and transforming everyday objects. Bed sheets, shopping bags, towels, brushes and details from interiors are transformed and turned into minimal, white and highly textured sculptures using concrete, paint, oil and other materials. Her canvases are also a product of a labour intensive process in which she explores the negative and positive of an image by laser cutting, carving, perspective drawing, painting and burning the surface of a stretched canvas. Through this tactile and experimental process she highlights the three-dimensionality of the painting surface.

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