When painter Andrea Alonso Salinas states that she paints, “…places that can only be in the imagination and are simply not possible in the physical world,” she gets to heart of how abstraction is born from an artist’s concentration on reality. It is the artist’s job to interpret and comment on what they see in the world, and to spark that same fresh perspective in the viewer. Not to reassure but to challenge the routine perception of our daily existence.
In “Suburb,” Alonso Salinas maintains a tenuous foothold on recognizable space, spinning the residential neighborhood into a vertiginous swirl of color and form. In “Center” she has taken up a monochromatic palette, which further removes the particular associations we have seen in her previous work and allows the abstraction to dominate even more than usual.
Alonso Salinas was a finalist in Pitch Night Louisville 2016, sponsored by ArtPrize and 21c Museum Hotel this year. Currently, she is working on interior design projects, and various private commissions. Her artwork will be featured in Art Yellow Book #2 2016, by CICA Museum. Alonso Salinas’s paintings have been exhibited at Revelry Boutique Gallery in Louisville, KY, and the “O” Gallery in Nashville, TN.
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Education: Architecture degree University of Monterrey, Mexico; MBA in Administration, Rioja University, Madrid, Spain.
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