Claudia Paneca

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OFRENDA PROJECT / Offerings from the invisible ritual. Porcelain, painted steel. 48" x 72". 2013
VESTIGE PROJECT / White clay and porcelain amulets. Digital C-Print. 36" x 53". 2011 - 2012
REFLECTION / Porcelain and wood. 25" × 6". 2011
INTUIGRAMS NOTEBOOK / Ink on paper. Moleskine Folio Books 11¾" × 16½" . 2011 - 2013
INTUIGRAMS DRAWINGS / India ink and Sumi ink on Arches paper. 22" × 30". 2013
Artist's Statement

I create my artwork as a practitioner of what I call 'The Essence Ritual': a rite that engages the essence of being in relationship with itself and its environment. This ritualistic approach is my way to transform common notions of reality, perception and spirituality in a deeply subversive way of thinking, expressed through a personal vocabulary of images and symbols. I create imaginary characters and substances, working with physical materials and poetic text on a metaphorical level.
My work evolves in multiple series that are open processes themselves, like concentric circles unfolding in time from a creative core. Each series asks for specific materials, each one playing a role in the consciousness manifested as a big installation: my most vital and essential gesture. Art offers me freedom through its practice and becomes a healing process as well as a quest for knowledge of my own truth, the primordial untouched by words.


Claudia Paneca is a Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based visual artist. She studied sculpture at the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. Currently, she is an Artist-in-Residence at The Invisible Dog, a multidisciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York.