Ana Lucía Sandoval is Mexican and lives and works in Morelia, Michoacán. Her passion for art led her to France, where she graduated in Art and Design in Visual Communication in 2003. Ana returned to Mexico in 2005 and during the pandemic found the space, time and silence to return to the world of painting.
How did you get into art?
Since I was a child I have always been in the world of the arts from ballet dancing, photography, painting and sculpture, it was when I met the artist Alfredo Zalce to take some painting courses that I realized that art could be my way of living life. It wasn't until 1998 that I had the chance to study applied arts in France. I was passionate about the idea of exploring how many things and ways art could be applied, so I found a collective and I started creating from graphic design, graffiti, video art and painting. From there I went into the world of events as a creative director and producer of design furniture. In 2020 it was the pandemic that allowed me to focus on painting and since then I have dedicated most of my time building a series that I call “rhythms of silence”.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
I do not identify a defined current to classify my work, however there is some abstract impressionism. What makes my work special? The process. My art is not expression, it is manifestation. The work is an entity that manifests itself physically through listening to silence, as if they were rhythms that create a vibration.
How do you go about developing your work?
The concept comes to me as I paint the background and through lines that I draw it is embodied by the rhythm that I find in the silence, manifesting a vibration that comes through in the work.
Who or what influences you?
The return to the basics, to the simplest forms, discovering the root, the source from which everything comes, witnessing and experiencing the divine... Artists from abstract expressionism such as Joan Mitchell or Rothko to impressionists like Claude Monet have influenced my work, they inspire me.
Make us curious. What is planned next?
To continue capturing those vibrations so that they stay in the places and the people who see or acquire my art. I want to maintain this close relationship with Silence through painting but above all remain innocent, expectant where all this experience takes me, I want to continue surprising myself and see magic in each step I take instead of setting goals to achieve, until now it has been much better than I ever imagined so I am confident that it will continue to be wonderful.