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Zilia Sánchez

Zilia Sánchez, another woman artist with a very distinctive body of work, with pieces that defy the boundaries between painting and sculpture. She says ‘I want to do things by myself, I have not allowed anyone to guide me’ (on 2018 video published on @elmuseo’s website)

She also says: ‘When one has ideas, it’s difficult for anyone to dominate you ... I like the freedom of things, and I continue being that free’. Zilia is 94 years young and continues creating.

Artist: Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Cuba, lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Title: Untitled, from the series ‘Topología erótica’ ), (1970, acrylic on canvas)

Seen: at Pérez Art Museum Miami @pamm, from the museum’s permanent collection. Photo from November, 2018.

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