Salt Lake City, UT based abstract painter Sarina Villareal has been juried into two highly regarded publications scheduled to release this spring; Studio Visit Magazine, volume 21 and International Contemporary Artists volume VI.
Exploring botanical morphology and paying homage to Psychology’s “Decay Theory” Houston-native, Salt Lake-based painter, Sarina Villareal recreates floral structures based on memory alone in her Garden series. Each painting is created in a manner reminiscent of action art in effort to quickly transcribe her studies of the botanical before the neurochemical “memory trace” disintegrates.
My work is something of an experiment in memory,” says Villareal. “I study the physical makeup of my subjects through visuals and text, than put away all reference materials and attempt to translate my memory of the plant on to canvas before I can no longer recall details.
Villareal gains her visual inspiration and styling from modern heroes like Cy Twombly and Franz Klein and contemporary painters Jenny Saville and Susan Rothenberg.
About the artist
Sarina Villareal lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her work has been represented in solo and group shows throughout Salt Lake and Park City and she has been featured in charitable art auctions. Villareal is represented by 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. To see more work visit: www.sarinavillareal.com and www.15thstreetgallery.com.
About Studio Visit
Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books presenting all two- and three- dimensional media. Each high quality volume of Studio Visit features approximately 150 artists, who have been selected by professional curators from a pool of over 1,000 submissions.
About International Contemporary Artists
International Contemporary Artists is a series of art books aiming to connect artists and the art world in a direct and effective way. Artist selection is carefully made by a team of qualified jurors so as to ensure quality standards. International Contemporary Artists distribution is made internationally through large wholesalers and e-shops, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more. The book is also distributed without any cost to major galleries and museums throughout the U.S and Europe.