zilia sánchez

Oh, where do I even begin? I saw the work of Cuban-born, Puerto Rico based artist Zilia Sánchez at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and was drawn in immediately. If you’re wondering what you’re looking at, Zilia stretches her canvases (using hand-molded wooden pieces) into these very – I’m going to say ‘sensual’ – shapes. For the past 65 years she’s been exploring “juxtapositions between the feminine and the masculine, the painterly and the sculptural, the personal and the universal, the exterior body and the interior self.” And yes, I said 65 years. Zilia is now 92 and, as far as I know, still working. Inspired? Me too.

{quote via Galerie Lelong’s website}

comments (2)

  1. Maria Ho /// 08.23.2018 /// 1:42pm


  2. Johnb /// 08.25.2018 /// 12:36am

    These artworks are just fabulous. I love 3 dimensional rework and have done some myself. The colours are very soft and almost fragile looking. I would love to see some similar artwork in strong, aggressive colours – say red and black. This concept needs developing with other materials. Good luck.