Oh, where do I even begin? I saw the work of Cuban-born, Puerto Rico based artist Zilia Sánchez at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and was instantly smitten. If you’re wondering what you’re looking at, Zilia stretches her canvases (using hand-molded wooden pieces) into these very – I’m going to say ‘sensual’ – shapes. For the past 65 years she’s been exploring “juxtapositions between the feminine and the masculine, the painterly and the sculptural, the personal and the universal, the exterior body and the interior self.” And yes, I said 65 years. Zilia is now 92 and, as far as I know, still working. Inspired? Me too.
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