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.
2016 ''Susana Espinoza" Feature artist, Gibson Fine Arts, Calgary
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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.