Angelica Banales’ work amplifies energy fields experienced while immersing the viewer in color and space. Full-scale abstract murals, stage lighting, raw unrolled canvases, and small fragmented studies are a few examples of how the artist plays with the viewer’s relationship with spectral color, painting, and abstraction.
A large part of her art involves looking at the world from a new lens and thinking of people, objects and ideas as energy manifested in different forms via highly pigmented studies of luminescent color.
Angelica incorporates a multitude of colors and uses brushstrokes to symbolize movement and different stages of growth. The combination of a variety of vibrant pigments, broad strokes, and high contrast are meant to evoke emotions and a connection to a universal energetic lifeforce. The art inhibits viewers to become fully immersed in the artwork, one without borders or associations.
Claremont Graduate University
Master of Fine Arts (2022)
Concentration in Painting & Installation
California State University, Fullerton
Business Administration in Marketing (2012)
Minor in Art
Digital Marketing Certification
Awards & Grants:
Claremont Graduate University Fellowship (September 2020-May 2022)
GSC TMA Spring 2022 Award (May 2022)
Albert B. Friedman Award (March 2021)
Photo by Zafi Ahmed