Filed under: New York, Review | Tags: Analia Saban, Brian Fee, Tanya Bonakdar
You’ll never look at a painting and say: “OK, that’s just a painting” after viewing Analia Saban’s stunning New York solo debut at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. This young Argentinian artist, who has been increasing her international exposure exponentially every year, collides artistic tropes with whimsy and serious wit in an envelope-pushing array of works that are all, essentially, paintings. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor
Analia Saban | Painting (with brush), 2012, Acrylic on canvas with acrylic toilet brush. 90 x 66 x 2 inches. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
Filed under: Art World | Tags: Analia Saban, Andrew Masullo, Anna Betbeze, Dave Miko, Dona Nelson, Echo Eggebrecht, Forest Bess, Gabriel Hartley, John McAllister, Jonas Wood, Matthias Dornfeld, Steve Roden
2011 was a strong year for the ever-resilient medium of painting as artists continued to push the idea of just what a painting can be in terms of materials, scale and subject. I expect that 2012 will be no different. Over the past twelve months I visited hundreds of gallery exhibitions and did dozens of studio visits. Because of New American Paintings, I was also privileged to review the work of the more than 5,000 artists who applied to our competitions in 2011. In short, I looked at a lot of painting, and still, I regularly came across artists whose work took me somewhere completely new. - View the complete list of our 12 to watch in 2012 after the jump!