My work comes from a preoccupation with language as it describes memory. As in poetry, there is a shorthand of expression that creates mulitple layers of meaning and understanding. Like memory, the intent is the articulation of a space that encompasses experience, the lived life. Emotional transparency is paramount in the work. Visual language is tangible interpretation and carries the weight of experience.

Light is the principal medium I use, to obscure and reveal, to construct and rebuild what is real or imaginary, to shorten the distance between the artist and the viewer. I question the elements and push them to a place that expands meaning. Through paint or technology, every medium is an extension of the self, a tool in understanding the challenges and the accomplishments in life. This is the unique power of art.

In sum, the practice of mark-making, whatever the medium, is a way of moving backwards and forward in time and in space. It is here that the fragility of our existence becomes clear, and this is where we experience the epiphany of the encounter with beauty.

Lorenza Panero, 2022

Infancia (Childhood) 2010

Luminograph, 78 x 89 cm