Five questions to Ana Lucía Sandoval

Five questions to Ana Lucía Sandoval

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Ana Lucía Sandoval is a Mexican artist. She 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. Since then she has been working on graphic design, graffiti, video art and painting. She worked  as a creative director and producer of events where she developpe also design furniture and objects. In 2020 it was the pandemic that allowed her to focus on painting and since she have dedicated most of her time building a series that she call “rhythms of silence”.Since when do you paint and what are your favorite motives?

I have been with this series called Rhythms of Silence for 2 years, more than having a reason it is about the essence of the intangible as if I wanted to capture it, touch it, in short materialize it. There is no reason as such, it is more about the experience translated into vibrations.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first? 

Painting for me is emptying myself of all ideas of what I am going to do, I simply relax, observe and let myself be carried away by the colors, the movements, the brushes, the textures, I let myself experiment, once the base has been created most of the time there is already a topic that has been presented.

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. From what do you get your motivation? 

I have been learning Sanskrit for some time, a language that organizes essential sound vibrations into a tangible universe of direct experience of the subtle nature of existence.

It motivates me to recognize the purest, the essence of existence, that which is real, that which does not change what has always been and always will be... what goes beyond the mind, concepts, ideas and beliefs.Your life without art would be...

… incomprehensible.

What's the best art venue in your city right now? 

Among my favorites are the Centro Cultural Allende 637 a multidisciplinary project that enriches the cultural offerings of the city of Morelia and the Centro cultural Clavijero a museum dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of art and culture.Learn more about the artist: