Anna Valdez

i was roaming around looking for work for my next Imaginary Curator post (more on that later) when i discovered the work of Anna Valdez. fun fact, Anna has an academic background in archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology and actually began her artistic career after keeping a sketchbook during an archaeological dig.

Recently, many of my pieces have been still lifes. These arrangements have been composed from various household items such as my clothes, quilts, scarves, blankets, houseplants, drawings, paintings, books, records, and vessels. These items exist as a part of my domestic environment, and I have put them in my paintings to understand the domestic sphere as emblematic of both personal and collective experience.

see loads more of her work on her website.

Studio Moments with Matisse
Studio Moments with Matisse
Subjects, 2015
Subjects, 2015
Patterns
Patterns
Plants and Patterns
Plants and Patterns
Hanging Plants
Hanging Plants
Vessels in Blue
Vessels in Blue
Vessel with Sketchbook, 2015
Vessel with Sketchbook, 2015
Cooking with Bacon, 2014
Cooking with Bacon, 2014
Friends, 2015
Friends, 2015
Poinsettia, 2016
Poinsettia, 2016
Studio Still Life
Studio Still Life
Tapestry Painting, 2016
Tapestry Painting, 2016
Study-ing, 2015
Study-ing, 2015
SUMMER ROSES IN AN AUTUMN PALETTE
SUMMER ROSES IN AN AUTUMN PALETTE
Floral Hanky, 2015
Floral Hanky, 2015
Plants On Black Wool Embroider Bedcover, 2016
Plants On Black Wool Embroider Bedcover, 2016
We Grow Together, 2015
We Grow Together, 2015
Patterns
Patterns
Palm, 2014
Palm, 2014
Flower Tapestry
Flower Tapestry
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Peonies, 2015
Peonies, 2015
Three Houseplants, 2015
Three Houseplants, 2015
Pink Studio
Pink Studio
Trove, 2016
Trove, 2016
Zebra Succulent, 2015
Zebra Succulent, 2015

9 Comments

  1. What wonderfully exuberant and happy work – love the trompe l’oeil quality of some of the pieces and the canvas sizes are the icing on the cake – thanks for featuring Anna’s work for us to revel in – she is a modern day Matisse :)

  2. Utterly gorgeous and it somehow feels ‘healthy’ to stare at them, as if they are giving my brain good vibrations! I’ve nabbed one for my FB header (with link to Anna’s website, natch).

  3. Oh man, I don’t know if it is because you’re in South Africa so you’re exposed to different things than here in the US, or if you’re just cooler than most, but you always find such fresh beautiful beautiful things! Anna’s work is amazing…thanks for inspiring me always!

  4. Thanks for posting this. I just love her paintings. Her work is so vibrant and colourful. I hope she starts selling prints!

  5. I’m a fan of Anna and love her paintings and deep sense of color, thank you for showcasing her!

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