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Susana  Espinoza

The exploration of color is the driver behind Susana’s painting. While dynamic shapes and the power of proportion provide the canvas for this interplay, her work is more about duality, the warm and cool, the light and dark, and how they relate and communicate with one another.

In her work, Susana pushes color pigments to near perfection by relying on her intuitive knowledge of color along with a complex application of mediums and supports.

She describes the outcome as “Floating color”, which is created through tireless experimentation with depth of surface. The colour pigments are suspended in a fluid medium, then meticulously superimposed one layer upon another. The result is gem-like transparency and reflectivity.

In contrast, Susana also produces a textural series that she describes as “raw and tactile”. The heavy texture in these paintings achieve lightness and depth by the way it is built; opaque versus transparent, static versus floating layers.

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Susana  Espinoza Alegria 2017 2 0f 2

Alegria 2017 2 0f 2


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Susana  Espinoza Alegria 2017 2 0f 2
Alegria 2017 2 0f 2

 
Susana  Espinoza Alegria 2016 Vertical
Alegria 2016 Vertical

 
Susana  Espinoza Ambiguedad 1 of 3
Ambiguedad 1 of 3

 
Susana  Espinoza Ambiguedad 2 of 3
Ambiguedad 2 of 3

 
Susana  Espinoza Ambiguedad 3 of 3
Ambiguedad 3 of 3

 
Susana  Espinoza Coleccion Alegria
Coleccion Alegria

 
Susana  Espinoza Dialogo I
Dialogo I

 
Susana  Espinoza Dialogo I
Dialogo II

 
Susana  Espinoza Dualidad 1 of 6
Dualidad 1 of 6

 
Susana  Espinoza Dualidad 2 of 6
Dualidad 2 of 6

 
Susana  Espinoza Dualidad 3 of 6
Dualidad 3 of 6

 
Susana  Espinoza Dualidad 4 of 6
Dualidad 4 of 6

 
Susana  Espinoza Dualidad 5 of 6
Dualidad 5 of 6

 
Susana  Espinoza Dualidad 6 of 6
Dualidad 6 of 6

 
Susana  Espinoza Equilibrium 1 of 3
Equilibrium 1 of 3

 
Susana  Espinoza Equilibrium 2 of 3
Equilibrium 2 of 3

 
Susana  Espinoza Equilibrium 3 of 3
Equilibrium 3 of 3

 
Susana  Espinoza Alegria 2017 1 0f 2
Alegria 2017 1 0f 2

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Susana  Espinoza Construccion Turquesa
Construccion Turquesa

SOLD
 
Susana  Espinoza Exploraciones En Color 2 of 4
Exploraciones En Color 2 of 4

SOLD
 
Susana  Espinoza Exploraciones En Color 3 of 4
Exploraciones En Color 3 of 4

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Susana  Espinoza Exploraciones En Color 4 of 4
Exploraciones En Color 4 of 4

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Susana  Espinoza

Susana Espinoza

Susana Espinoza Biography

Susana Neumann Ringeling was born in Valparaiso Chile, 1954. She Graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso Chile in 1976 and married Jose Espinoza. They then emmigrated to Canada together that same year.

EDUCATION:
1976 - B.F.A. Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile

 EXHIBITIONS:

2016 ''Susana Espinoza" Feature artist, Gibson Fine Arts, Calgary
2015 ''Susana Espinoza" Feature artist, Gibson Fine Arts, Calgary
2014 ''Susana Espinoza" Feature artist, Gibson Fine Arts, Calgary
2013 ''Susana Espinoza" Feature artist, Gibson Fine Arts, Calgary
2012 ''Susana Espinoza" Feature artist, Gibson Fine Arts, Calgary
2009 “Infusion”, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton
2007 “Strata”, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton
2006 “Susana Espinoza New Work’’, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary
2005 “Susana Espinoza recent paintings”, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
2004 “Susana Espinoza New Work’’, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary
2003 “Susana Espinoza New Work’’, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary
2002 “Susana Espinoza New Work’’, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary
2001 “Faces Figures & Abstracts” Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary
2000 “A Tribute to the Classics”, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 Poetry of Abstraction, elevation Gallery, Canmore, AB
2006 Group show, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005 Group show, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2004 Group show, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1999 “Susana Espinoza / W.K.T. Lough”, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary , AB
1998 “Susana Espinoza / W.K.T. Lough”, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary , AB
1997 “Susana Espinoza / W.K.T. Lough”, Fosbrooke Gallery, Calgary , AB
1996 F.C.A. Juried exhibition,  Muttard Gallery, Calgary, AB
1995 Fata Morgana, 4 Artist exhibition, Art Week, Calgary, AB
1995 F.C.A. Juried exhibition, Muttard Gallery, Calgary
1995 In the Heart of a Flower, 3 Artist exhibition, Loading Bay Gallery, Calgary , AB
1994 The feminine viewpoint, national exhibition, works by contemporary women
1994 F.C.A. Juried exhibition, Muttard Gallery, Calgary, AB
1993 F.C.A. Juried exhibition,  Muttard Gallery, Calgary
1993 F.C.A. Juried exhibition, Leighton Foundation. Calgary

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Alberta Art Foundation for the Arts, Calgary
GWL Realty Advisors, Calgary

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2005 “Espinoza marries graphic design skills with ancient medium”, Gilbert A Bouchard, The Journal, Edmonton may 6, 2005
2002 “Susana Espinoza” artist portrait, Jenifer Macleod, Galleries West Magazine, summer 2002

 

Susana Espinoza Description

In her work, Susana pushes color pigments to near perfection by relying on her intuitive knowledge of color along with a complex application of mediums and supports.

She describes the outcome as “Floating color”, which is created through tireless experimentation with depth of surface. The colour pigments are suspended in a fluid medium, then meticulously superimposed one layer upon another. The result is gem-like transparency and reflectivity. 

In contrast, Susana also produces a textural series that she describes as “raw and tactile”. The heavy texture in these paintings achieve lightness and depth by the way it is built; opaque versus transparent, static versus floating layers.

Texture is elevated to a third dimension in her latest "construction" series. Susana cuts, colors, weaves and glues aluminium pieces on to her paintings. The suspended texture is then contrasted by a smooth support, which casts shadows and reflections to add to the visual experience.

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