Mauricia Gandara was the STAR Artist in Residence for 2009-2010
My painting derives from a relationship with the surroundings. I create imaginary readings; recording of moments, images and insights. Urban themes, human presence, and nature are constantly featured on my canvases.
During my work process I search for meaning in materials that end up being the physical and semantic foundation of my work. Sand, natural pigments, coffee grounds, sawdust, all have found their way into my work.