20×200 + west elm: Jennifer Sanchez
Jennifer Sanchez creates mixed-media masterpieces in her New York studio. Her series of framed prints for 20×200 + west elm are each taken from original paintings that showcase her love of process and all the lines, smudges, drips and layers that maker her art unique!
NY.10.#28 by Jennifer Sanchez. Frame 24″ x 30″; mat opening 18″ x 23″.
ARTIST Q&A: Jennifer Sanchez
Tell us about your work:
I build up layers of geometric shapes, accumulating a mass of calculated marks and intuitive decisions to eventually simplify. Each layer is an experiment, an opportunity to try something new and sometimes fail. I have faith in failure and consciously court it. I execute typically rigid forms in a relaxed manner so that the pencil smears, the paint drips and the paint pen puddles. These mistakes are essential to revealing my process and creating direct paintings.
NY.10.#26 by Jennifer Sanchez. Frame: 16″ x 20″; mat opening 11″ x 14″.
How do you live with art?
My studio space is also my living space, so I’m always surrounded by my own work, specifically whatever I’m working on at the moment.
What is a favorite gallery or museum that you particularly love or that inspires your work?
Tell us about what it’s like to work with 20×200 as an artist.
Fantastic! I’ve been with them since the beginning in 2007, and they’ve been huge supporters of my painting. My relationship with them allows me to focus more on my painting and gives me greater confidence to take risks in my work.
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Image: self-portrait courtesy of Jennifer Sanchez.