Analia Saban, ‘Outburst: Living Room (One Continuous Line)’, 2015, LAND Benefit Auction 2015

In Analia Saban’s “Outburst” series (2014), the artist used a laser to burn into graphite, combining traditional, perspectival drawing with this novel way of creating negative space. For Outburst: Living Room (One Continuous Line), Saban has continued to deconstruct the drawing process by combining the imagery from “Outburst” with her technique of creating pieces with a single line. Saban’s works are featured in the collections of the Hessel Museum of Art, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

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About Analia Saban

Analia Saban’s sculptural paintings are the result of the artist’s interest in dissecting both the painting process and her works themselves. Saban describes her own method of working as both artistic and scientific—an approach that was inspired by her former instructor John Baldessari. She is best known for using laser cutters, silicone molds and acrylic, and erosive techniques. In her early works, Saban reduced the works of Modernists like Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, and Henri Matisse into individual swatches of color, which she then cut out, copied, and rearranged. Since then, her painting practice has also included unraveling painted canvases and wrapping the threads into a single ball; shrink-wrapping oil-on-canvas works such that the paint moved beneath the plastic; and using photographic emulsion as a device for applying marks to painted surfaces.

Argentinian-American, b. 1980, based in Los Angeles, California