Claudia Schmuckli, Johanna Burton, Houston, 2017
Hardcover, 160 pp., 110 colored illustrations, 8.25 x 10.5 inches.
Whether casting paints and ink into sculpture, or using marble, concrete, porcelain or photographs for painterly purposes, Los Angeles–based artist Analia Saban (born 1980) has stretched the limits of material and media in often unexpected ways. Her concern is for the component materials from which art, particularly painting, is made, and her explorations have teased out the hidden ideological and political repercussions of those materials and the forms they take.
Saban's first book is published on the occasion of a major museum retrospective that showcases ten years of her deep investigations into the possibilities of both the process and the mediums of art making. Her work is presented here alongside major new texts on the artist from Johanna Burton and exhibition curator Claudia Schmuckli.