Zen Painting

Gabriela Sánchez - Mexico

Class length: One day, Monday, October 1


Website: http://www.gabrielasanchez.mx

Social media: http://@gabrielasanchezarte

Class Description: Sumi-E is a term that means ink painting.
Inspired by the Japanese wash, my proposal is a zen painting workshop using Chinese ink as a base and incorporating watercolor to create abstract with an oriental aesthetic.

The technique stands out for its simplicity and expressive power.

Aimed at anyone interested in getting started in Zen painting, regardless of the degree of skill or prior knowledge, since we started from scratch to go progressively into the technique.

Tools: • Canvas (paper), I would recommend thicker paper so the paint doesn’t bleed through • Varying brushes, depending on the level of detail and the texture you want (these were commonly made from a combination of bamboo and natural hairs) • Felt---sold in fabric stores, cheap (essential for preventing the wet paper from sticking to your underlying surface) • Saucer for combining/mixing shades if you don't want to share.  Bring your own watercolors or Indian Inks if you want to use your own colors.

Gabriela Sánchez Apodaca (Mexico, 1972), has a degree in Textile Design and a Visual Communication teacher. Sánchez Apodaca has been consolidating a career that combines the personal search for a poetics based on the technical mastery of materials, with a set of individual and collective exhibitions. Gabriela Sánchez shows a clear consolidation of her own discourse and increasingly solid in its forms of aesthetic enunciation. Professor Huascar Taborga is the one who introduces her to the understanding and incorporation of fundamental parts of oriental aesthetics. In particular of the notion of gestures and movement.

Between 2002 and 2017, Gabriela Sánchez integrates a numerous and diverse work in which some elements in common. Among them, his exploration of the line as a form of representation undoubtedly stands out. At the same time that his increasingly broad notion of writing in its original sense, that is, as an inscription. It is from this time that the artist's conviction arises that the origin of the stroke is the stroke itself. Each writing opens on the canvas an incisive line that penetrates, marks and erases its own path. Currently, Gabriela Sánchez combines the time she dedicates to her work production and the delivery of workshops in different techniques.