Art by Anna Valdez is bookish and super sweet! The spontaneous assortment of items are endearing, like the home of a longtime friend. The poetry books, 80′s albums, potted plants, tapestries are from her Oakland studio:
“They exist as a part of my domestic environment, and I have put them in my paintings to understand the domestic sphere as emblematic of both personal and collective experience.”
The craving for tranquility is a distinctive quality of our generation. Anna’s art neutralizes the noise in big cities and reminds us to enjoy some alone time with poetry and music. These works prove that in order to empathize with others we have to reveal the intimate, peculiar and vulnerable parts of ourselves.