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Published on Jun 3, 2014
Los Angeles artist Analia Saban works at the borders of painting and sculpture. A trickster of mediums, Saban often takes the materials of painting, such as canvas, stretcher bars and paint itself, and wryly explores their potential as textiles, wood and clay. The MOCAtv lens inhabits Saban's perspective as she produces a new work, Ultramarine Pocket Watch (2013), ushering us through her transformation of a circular canvas. With a clever nod to the history of painting, Saban applies the pigment that was believed to be divine during the Renaissance, and by laser cutting the canvas with a metal carving design, reveals a work with the hues of stained glass and the tactility of lace.
Ultramarine Pocket Watch, 2013 Laser sculpted acrylic paint on canvas 48 x 48 x 1 inches Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Directed by Analia Saban Edited by Tom Salvaggio
Special thanks to Emma Reeves, Bennett Simpson, John Baldessari, Andre Mirzaian, Darcy Ripley, Curran Wedner, Erwin Grußie, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (NY), Galerie Praz-Delavallade (Paris), Thomas Solomon Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Sprüth Magers (Berlin/London).
Work by the artist Analia Saban is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.