The rich color palette of Nieves Saah’s paintings reflect not only her life in Spain, a country with a vast, colorful art history, but also her extensive travels in South America, other parts of Europe, and the Middle East.
Remixing Dreams: Cheating the Status Quo features new works by painter Nieves Saah. The rich color palette of Saah’s paintings reflect not only her life in Spain, a country with a vast, colorful art history, but also her extensive travels in South America, other parts of Europe, and the Middle East. Her compositions are complex and usually consist of contrasting colors. She creates the imagery by stacking colors next to each other then taking away what she feels is unnecessary and moving “the paint to where whimsy and a lifetime of skill dictates.” Saah’s paintings are emotional and often express stories of her own life.
Nieves Saah, raised in Bilbao, a town in the Basque region of Spain, is a painter who almost exclusively uses palette knives to scrape and layer paint onto her pieces. Saah earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her work has been shown extensively in group and solo shows in the United States and Europe, including at the Sideshow Gallery in New York City, the Decker Gallery in Baltimore, and the Galleria Dix in Helsinki, Finland. Her works are in the collections of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Saah received the Gertrude Pentland Merit Scholarship and was the selected candidate by NYFA and the Spanish Cultural Council in New York for Artepreneur. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, the Star Ledger, and the Washington Post, among others.