Lydia Enriquez

Lydia Enriquez, Untitled (Tome), plaster tint and wax on shaped panel, 25 x 25 x 5 inches, 2017

Lydia Enriquez, Untitled (Tome), plaster tint and wax on shaped panel, 25 x 25 x 5 inches, 2017

Untitled (Tome) explores a liminal space between namable objecthood and mysterious surface, creating an uncanny familiarity with both body and book. Untitled (Tome) sits between painting and sculpture, resisting categorization of faux or real marble as materially it is both.

Untitled (Tome), detail

Untitled (Tome), detail

Untitled (Tome), detail

Untitled (Tome), detail

Untitled (Tome), detail

Untitled (Tome), detail

Double Vein, plaster, paint, mica, and wax on carved panel, 36 x 36 inches each, 2017

Double Vein, plaster, paint, mica, and wax on carved panel, 36 x 36 inches each, 2017

Double Vein is a diptych that addresses its own strange material composition. Created as a facsimile of Carrara marble made from delicate carving and a manipulation of condensed marble dust, it asks for slow contemplation of surface.

Double Vein, left panel

Double Vein, left panel

Double Vein, right panel

Double Vein, right panel

The Dig, diptych, plaster, resin and moon gold on panel, 20 x 16 inches, 2017

The Dig, diptych, plaster, resin and moon gold on panel, 20 x 16 inches, 2017

The Dig, left panel

The Dig, left panel

The Dig, right panel

The Dig, right panel

Biography

Lydia Enriquez is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She received her BFA degree with distinction from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She has lived and worked in Brooklyn for the last five years, relocating to Detroit for her graduate education. In addition to a personal studio practice, Lydia has specialized in the craft of Venetian plaster, developing unique finishes for clients worldwide. Utilizing the technical skills she developed through her trade, Lydia explores material processes beyond traditional painting media.