Details:

This painting is part of a series of works the artist first creates on paper in preparation for a final work on canvas. The artist's purely abstract artistic language, devoid of any allusion to an external reality, seeks to create order through the harmonization of different elements.
Framed: 18.2 x 17.8 x 1.8 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Study for Painting No. 2 (2), 2020

This painting is part of a series of works the artist first creates on paper in preparation for a final work on canvas. The artist's purely abstract artistic language, devoid of any allusion to an external reality, seeks to create order through the harmonization of different elements.

Sanín created her early work with a spontaneous and intuitive approach. In 1974, the artist began formalizing her process by creating multiple studies for each painting; each study is a finished painting in its own right. These studies offer a rare glimpse into how the artist methodically approaches composition and color. The artist catalogues her paintings by numbered title, starting over at one each year. For the multiple studies the artist produces for a painting, Sanín adapts this cataloguing practice by adding a number in parentheses after the title for each study. In some cases, this compositional process may resolve itself after 2–3 studies; other times, the artist may work through 10 or more iterations. The final painting, however, is always an exact translation of the final composition found in the paper studies.

Specs:

17.75 inches
18.25 inches
1.75 inches
18.25 inches
with frame
17.75 inches
18.25 inches

③ Artist:

Fanny Sanín

Fanny Sanín’s purely abstract artistic language is devoid of any allusion to an external reality. The first and most important part of the artist’s process is her drawings on paper; they are completed works that also serve as plans for her compositions on canvas. Sanín’s work is a search for a spiritual purity in color, as well as harmony between the tonal and structural elements—creating images that lead viewers on very different journeys.

Fanny Sanín:
Study for Painting No. 2 (2), 2020, 2021
Acrylic on paper
18.3 × 17.8 inches /