Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1980
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA
Analia Saban received a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Master’s degree in New Genre from UCLA. Analia Saban dissects and reconfigures the fundamental elements of artistic creation. Her work explores the borders between painting and sculpture and experiments with materials in a scientific and almost archaeological way. Saban uses a rigorous process that allows her to experiment with innovative techniques and blur mediums; paintings become sculptural and sculptures transform into plane surfaces.
For the artist, forms and structures are self-sufficient; which explains why her works are often very small and use faded colors. The piece Decant (From Floor #1) (2011) represents a decanting process between the ground and the canvas. The work seems to have frozen as cement pours itself on the canvas. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, Decant (From Floor #1) refers to the human body with smooth, biomorphic shapes. These works also allude to tactile qualities of surfaces and to the physical characteristics of objects.
Analia Saban also works with the aestheticism of banality. Her work entitled Chair Cushion with Piping and Zipper (2013) presents the aestheticism of an object as banal as a chair cushion and its alienating characteristics. The work encourages us to reconsider the status of the artwork and our relationship with everyday objects.