Analia Saban dissects and reconfigures traditional notions of painting, often using the medium of paint as the subject itself. Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, imagery and objecthood, her work frequently includes plays on art historical references and traditions. Paintings expand to sculptural forms and sculptures are presented in two dimensions, using the process of trial and error with new techniques and technology. Her unconventional methods such as unweaving paintings, laser-burning wood and canvas and molding forms in acrylic paint remain central to her practice as she continues to explore art-making processes and materials in relation to her daily experience. Dealing with issues of fragility, balance, technique and experimentation, Saban's connection with everyday objects is at the forefront of her investigation of tangible materials and the metaphysical properties of artworks.
- Pleated Ink (Music Synthesizer: ARP 2500, 1970), 2020
- Magnetic Core Memory Structure #3, 2018
- Tapestry (16K Dynamic RAM, 4116, Mostek, 1976), 2018
- Woven Solid as Warp, Horizontal (White) #1, 2017
- Smalt Cluster #1, 2017
- Draped Marble (St. Laurant, Bianco di Carrara), 2015
- Bulge (Black) #1, 2015
- Erosion (Backyard), 2015
- Paint Rag (Linen Canvas), 2015
- Ultramarine Pocket Watch #2, 2014
- Marking (from Porcelain Bathroom Sink), 2014
- Painting (with Brush), 2013
- Painting (with Brush) [detail], 2013
- Potato Peeler, 2012
- Trough (Flesh), 2012
- Trough (Flesh) [detail], 2012
- Slab Foundation #2, 2012
- Erosion (Changing Room) #2, 2012
- Bag with Canvas, 2011
- Decant (White) #1, 2011
- Acrylic in Canvas with Ruptures: Grid, 2010
- Wet, 2007
- Slippage #1, 2006
- The Painting Ball (48 Abstract, 42 Landscapes, 23 Still Lives, 11 Portraits, 2 Religious, 1 Nude), 2005
- Landscape (Two Different Reproductions), 2005
- Black Acrylic and Linen Color Thread on Linen (Every Brushstroke Sewn), 2005
Born in 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saban currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received a BFA in Visual Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2001, followed by an MFA in New Genres at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2005. Saban’s works are represented in the collections of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in New York; Norton Museum of Art in Florida; Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, among others.
Restless Index, curated by Kelly Akashi and Cayetano FerrerTanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles September 26 - November 7, 2020
THE RETURN OF THE REALTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York July 14 - August 28, 2020
Songs in the DarkTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York January 11 - February 20, 2020
ANALIA SABAN: FOCUSMODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, TX March 30 - May 12, 2019
Analia Saban: Punched CardTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York September 6 - October 18, 2018
ANALIA SABANBLAFFER ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON September 24, 2016 - March 18, 2017
Analia Saban: BackyardTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York February 19 - March 21, 2015Engaging the history of painting and the possibility of art-making as an alchemical process, Analia Saban continues her investigation of the line between painting and sculpture.
ADAA ART SHOWPARK AVENUE ARMORY, NEW YORK March 5 - 9, 2014
Between the LinesTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York January 9 - February 8, 2014
Analia Saban: GagTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York September 6 - October 20, 2012
HAMMER BIENNIAL: MADE IN LAHAMMER MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES June 2 - September 2, 2012
PAINTING EXPANDEDTanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York June 20 - July 19, 2011
Analia SabanLapis Press: Analia Saban and Dr. Andrew Perchuk November 11, 2020Artist Analia Saban and Dr. Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute, in conversation.
Analia SabanKleefeld Contemporary: Plugged-In Virtual Connections Artist Series October 21, 2020Analia Saban transforms unconventional materials through sustained experimentation and the employ of old and new technologies.
Analia SabanGetty Conservation Institute February 15, 2018Analia Saban explores her art, materials, fabrication processes and working methods, as well as her thoughts on conservation. Analia Saban was born in Buenos Aires...
Analia SabanArtist talk with Johanna Burton at t Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York February 21, 2015Analia Saban in conversation with Johanna Burton, New Museum’s Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement on the ocassion of the exhibition...