Paz Mallea

Five Sisters I, watercolor, graphite and colored pencil on yupo, 8 inches dia, 2022, $250
Five Sisters III, watercolor, graphite and colored pencil on yupo, 8 inches dia , 2022, $250
Five Sisters IV, watercolor and colored pencil on yupo, 8” dia , 2022, $250

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It is in the moment of shifting where my work takes form—each manifestation of the brush
influencing the transition of the next. I suggest form, impose line, and weave dimension in order to extract from the process what is initially unknown. Speculating on this abstract reasoning, my imagery constitutes an active force that morphs into states of continual change. Thus I process color as an unwinding, and simultaneously as a form of visual compression. The pursuit for movement through form, color, and shape are my tools for
conjuring the physical, exploring the communication and frequencies of a mindscape that defies order. What drives me to complete these explorations lies in unpredictability—is it possible for an image to transcend beyond its operation of aesthetics?

Paz Mallea is a Chilean born American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her practice includes painting, illustration, and animation. This year she co-founded the animation studio Pilmawilla, completing music videos for Fire-Toolz, Silver Liz, and Lipsticism among others. She is the co-organizer of Watercolour Society, a monthly freeform painting meetup in Brooklyn. Recently she has shown work at Piano Craft Gallery, Wall Frame Affairs, and Deanna Evans Flatfile. She was invited to the DNA residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2018 she participated in a residency at Utopia 126 in Barcelona. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2009.