Saturday, 20 October 2012

Amanda Valdez

Amanda Valdez makes modern abstracts using mixed media. Her paintings feature extensive areas of embroidery and sometimes fabric collages similar to quilting.

"Fabric, embroidery, paint, sewing machine, and a frame: these ingredients in my current body of work push for shapes and lines to have an intimate relationship with one another and to the edge of their frame. It’s crucial that the fabric becomes part of the surface; is the support, is equal to the canvas, obtains autonomy structurally, and that it’s not simply collaged on top of the canvas. The fabric is not a mere embellishment, but a sustaining force in the physicality of the whole painting as an object". Amanda Valdez

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