Painted Pots with Studio Plants (2019) by Anna Valdez @missannavaldez
It was on an archeological dig in Ireland that Valdez first discovered her skill for art making. Valdez was encouraged to keep a sketchbook of the site, creating scale drawings and maps. Visually reinterpreting these “abandoned sites” allowed Valdez to explore the connection between anthropological and artistic methods of cataloguing and record-keeping.
Today, working across painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and digital media, Valdez examines the relationship between material and cultural identity. Valdez incorporates articles found in domestic spaces such as plants, textiles, vessels and keepsakes into her work as a method of story telling. Her colorful work invites the viewer to consider objects as emblematic of personal and collective experience, shifting between still life and portraiture. - www.annavaldez.com
Upcoming solo show in NYC “Natural Curiosity” opening on October 5th at Hashimoto Contemporary. Find out more at www.hashimotocontemporary.com @hashimotocontemporary#missannavaldez#oilpainting#soloshow#leslieville#annavaldez#americanart#studioviews#contemporarypainting#stilllife#studiostilllife#ateliercollectif#artiste#spotlightonartists#contemporaryartcollectors#artstagram