We are delighted to have received Annie Sandano’s pieces for Seed Gallery’s KidsCan project, a series titled Colour Harmony which she has produced during a stint in Rome.
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Sandano has spent the better part of 2016 on an art-immersion tour of Europe, broadening her horizons with a series of artist talks, seminars and practical workshops; and visits to museums, studios and galleries. From June to July, Sandano took part in an oil painting workshop in Florence, expanding on her time spent at the Australian Print Workshop earlier this year by adding another set of skills and techniques to her repertoire. She also enjoyed a visit to Edition Copenhagen printmaking studio, a lithographic print studio in the city which invites artists to produce editions using their expertise and facilities. Below: images taken during Annie's painting workshop in Florence.
Annie counts Milan, London, Venice, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Madrid, Bologna and Lisbon among the centres she has visited… And the tour continues; in January 2017 she will commence a month-long residency at a print workshop outside of Barcelona. We wish Annie well and welcome the exciting developments within her practice.
Seed is delighted to present Annie Sandano’s newest collection of prints; the result of three intensive weeks working at The Australian Print Workshop in Melbourne during March this year. Here Sandano enjoyed open access to an incredible range of facilities and shared a working space with some of Australia’s top printmakers.
She developed a vibrant new series of unique and distinct acetate plate prints. In some works she applied flat colour with rollers, while in others she manipulated colour with brushes or thinned it down to create a translucency akin to oil paint. Finishing touches were added to the works on Sandano’s return to NZ.
These works signal exciting developments and evolutions within Sandano’s practice. Among them are a series of portraits with a stylised head topped with flowers and the “Geometric” works, which see the geometric forms of her paintings reimagined within their own spaces, free of other compositional elements and fields of colour. We also see the influence of the Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei exhibition Sandano viewed at Melbourne’s NGV and her trip to Japan immediately after her Melbourne residency in her “Sakura” or Cherry Blossom works.
Originally from Brazil and now based in Whitianga, Sandano’s varied cultural experiences have always informed her printmaking methods and her choice of imagery - it is exciting to see further developments as Sandano returns to her studio brimming with ideas and inspiration from a rich new source.