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Jennifer Sanchez’s Paintings Have A Wonderful Textile Aesthetic Based On Native American Weaving Designs

| Art and design | December 23, 2013

Jennifer Sanchez Paintings Are Textile Based

Jennifer Sanchez’s paintings are rooted in her graphic design and fine art background, each picture a wonderful balance of geometric patterns and textures layered on top of one another to create a depth of colour and form.

Her latest work is very much textile based and inspired by the designs of Navajo and Andean weaving as well as Anni Albers and Marimekko patterns, each painting about process, material and the development of an aesthetic built through trial and error. There is no certainty in these pictures rather Sanchez begins with a single pattern or motif and riffs off it, slowly layering each one with new colours and geometric forms, constantly scraping and sanding back until she arrives at a conclusion, a perfect balance.

This combination of design aesthetics and fine art techniques gives the work a richness and sense of volume, the constant revisionism, the remnants of failed patterns, creating a foundation, a space for evolution in which design becomes art and pattern becomes an abstraction imbued with the history of its maker. Here’s what she has to say about her work:

My paintings are layers of geometric patterns, stripes and smears of vivid colors. The built up layers eventually quiet down to create more minimal and subtle paintings. Recently, textile designs by Native American Indians and Bauhaus master Gunta Stolzl have served as spring boards for new paintings. The emphasis is on materials, process and pure visual pleasure. Each painting begins with general motifs and colors in mind but are never fully planned. It’s only through trail and error that the paintings slowly evolve into their own.

 

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