The multilayered abstract paintings of Mexican artist Lorena Vázquez are both meaningful and dramatic. In oil and acrylic, Vázquez uses the materiality of her paint to explore and create new spaces. She builds her compositions architecturally, with each new tier introducing its own vivid color, unique stroke, and three-dimensional tactility. Countless flourishes go into a single work, with each careful detail and choice adding to the impact of the whole. Colors rise and fall as easily as textures, with the painting working on the level of plastic art. Contrasts are stark, and transitions are sensitive. Vázquez plays with depth, collision, juxtaposition and light, all while remaining strictly non-representational. Her art is inspired by real scenes and concepts, but exists in a world far beyond the literal.
Vázquez has studied art in France and the United States. In addition to her Bachelor’s degree she has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University of Arts in Mexico. Her strongest influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.