2012-13 Emerging Artist
Ingrid De Aguiar Sanchez’s work is generated not merely by medium or process, although her accomplishments and innovations in those areas are formidable, but rather by an intelligent and deeply affective vision. Her most recent work engages in a dialogue with the new contemporary exploration of ornamental and abstract painting languages and with an exquisite response to mythic ideogramatic forms of writing. Influenced by her native Brazilian culture, Ingrid’s work interweaves cultures, multiple lives, and ways of being.
The result of this engagement is a work that blurs and transcends the differences between painting and writing, and between two-dimensional and three-dimensional spaces. The work is formally inventive, executed with elegance and rigor. Ingrid’s palette is characterized by a joyous integration of meaning and structure. Both the wall and floor pieces are installed in ways that create a complex, rich and exciting sense of play and interplay with the architecture of the site. During Ingrid’s time as a graduate student, her work has been consistently strong formally, affectively and conceptually, regardless of the medium, and she has worked particularly well in painting, installation and printmaking. Her projects are ambitious and determined and she is focused on finding visual languages appropriate to creating a space in which both the artist and the viewer can share and explore an experience of opening new terrain.
In Fragmentos (2011) thesis show demonstrated her willingness to challenge her ideas once again and the result was an ambitious large scale work that interacted powerfully and elegantly with the architectural space at Tufts University initiating a new pulsating musical vision.