Anne Buckwalter at ARTESANTANDER 2022


From 16 to 20 July we will participate once again in the ARTESANTANDER fair, where we will present a group of small format works by Anne Buckwalter (Lancaster, 1987). This young american painter lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the United States, Canada, and Italy, and she has participated in residency programs in the US and Canada. 

She explores female identity and the coexistence of contradictory elements. Inspired by the folk art traditions of her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, her work arranges disparate objects in mysterious rooms and ambiguous spaces. By imagining obscure narratives that embrace paradoxes, her paintings delve into questions about the female body, intimacy, and gender roles.

In her work we will observe clothes in confortable rooms where sometimes there are no characters, bodies that try to be described without having to be shown through these objects. Beds will play an essential role in these pieces, since, for Buckwalter, the bed perfectly symbolises the collision of many conflicting elements.

Her paintings are a combination of invented subjects and elements drawn from her own life. Buckwalter creates an ambiguous narrative by juxtaposing banal everyday objects, such as a soda can, a laptop or a favourite jumper, with more provocative objects. “Sort of like the feeling of being half-told a secret”, the artist says.

Image: Anne Buckwalter. Daybreak, 2022. Gouache on panel. 45,7 x 45,7 cm.