Naturaleza viva is the tile of the exhibition of Antía Sánchez(Vigo, 1975)in which we can see her landscapes of the last year: view of the Cies islands from Cabo home, love flowers that emerge from among the rock or a couple at the shore of a lake in Poland.
Although she usually paints from life, in this series the pieces where mainly executed at her studio, from some excursions with the camera. A previous capture of the image at a certain time in a certain place, on the one hand, allows you to devote more time. Among the traces of landscape painters, Claude Monet, Friedrich or Peter Doig, she introduces the fantasy with unusual combinations of colors, a mystery that darkens the fields and condenses the mood of the environment, as if she painted from a branch, a rush or the trace of a cloud.
There is some kind of art that cannot be classified, previous to the classrooms and the teachers, and even to the sense. It is the case of Antía Sánchez, ´the painter of biology´ that tries to rescue universe wherever there is life with so many details until she dissolves in the painting, in what she is painting. Peaceful plains, blue heights under the daylight, windy days moving the leaves of the grass, animals buzzing in the evening. Kidnapped by the sensations, she talks to the Green vague outlines, for example in:
¡Y en su camisa hay flores! – De su pradera señora(1). The result are canvases breathing and producing a sudden seeing. She traps the patience of time on the canvas without losing its elusive nature.
We should look at her hands as the hands of a pianist to study where these recondite and splendid landscapes come from. Landscapes that are more subjective than the landscapes.
(1)Lou Andreas Salome. El narcisismo como doble dirección. Tusquets. Barcelona, 1982. Pp 126.