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Kandy Lazano

Kandy Lazano

Encaustic, which is pigment suspended in beeswax, provides a distinct kind of structure allowing Kandy Lozano to build up the surface layer by tangible layer. Because wax is so yielding, Lozano’s process is to repeatedly build up and break back down the various layers of wax. In one sense she is speeding up the effects of time—the kind of flaking, oxidizing, melting, scratching and eroding that slowly takes place in response to atmospheric and geologic conditions resulting in weathered complexity. Wax has surprising optical depth, so the history of the work is particularly visible. The discrete layers of wax are fused with heat to create an integrated and archival surface and through this process Lozano directs the "geology" of the painting. There is a delicacy and mystery to the surface, and yet it's a material that stands up to scraping and to heat while providing the inspiration. There is an underlying sense of structure that Lozano maneuvers and manipulates throughout her work. Lozano’s passion and vision is expressed when acquired techniques and knowledge of the medium allow her to embrace the accident.