Luisa Maria Basnuevo
City / State: Miami, FL
My work is about history, spirituality, and my attraction to repetitive patterns found in the surrounding environment. The latest paintings are influenced by medieval illuminated manuscripts, a result of searching the digital collections of libraries around the world during the pandemic. The paintings are large-scale, built up with acrylic paint, acrylic pens, ink, and printmaking techniques. Drawing is a very important element in my work. I manipulate my drawings and photo images using a drawing filter from the computer and make silkscreens out of them. The silkscreen prints develop the background of the painting and dictate what is to be painted on top. The results are personal views of chaos and order that convey both conflict and harmonic coherence, with the intention to awe the viewer with line, color, and form.