Analia Saban's Pleated Ink (Music Synthesizer[colon] Serge Modular, 1974), 2020

Analia Saban
Pleated Ink (Music Synthesizer[colon] Serge Modular, 1974), 2020

Painting

Ink on panel

34 x 42 in

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Analia Saban dissects and reconfigures traditional notions of painting, often using the medium of paint as the subject itself. Throughout her career, Saban has utilized unconventional methods to explore the art-making process and blur the lines between painting and sculpture, imagery and objecthood. In this work, Saban explores fragility, balance, technique and experimentation of painting, drawing upon its possible functions and tapping into its historical linkages in order to push beyond its perceived boundaries. In Pleated Ink (Music Synthesizer: Serge Modular, 1974), Saban replicates the buttons and nodes of a synthesizer, creating a laser cut pattern of the machine. After pouring a thick layer of ink onto the pattern, the negative space is filled with pools of ink covering the surface of the wood panel. Using elements and processes that have continued throughout her career - the precision of laser cut paper, ripples created by printers ink, the rigid and mechanical forms of machines - this work brings together essential components of Saban’s practice.

Analia Saban dissects and reconfigures traditional notions of painting, often using the medium of paint as the subject itself. Throughout her career, Saban has utilized unconventional methods to… more

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