Rocío Sáenz lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
This project was one year in the making. LANTERN made studio visits in Guadalajara March of 2016. Among the many artists we saw (and we liked everything that we did see), Rocio’s work stood out both in the raw energy of her work and in the feasibility of the project. It is a big step for us to bring international artists in and Sáenz is our first.
Sáenz is a prolific, internationally renowned artist. Her stream of conscious drawing-based artworks approach the subject of life in Mexico in both its extreme hardships and its exuberance, with a surrealistic sense of humour and an unflappable belief in the healing power of art.