Abstract Expressionist artist Susana Aldanondo creates paintings inspired by tango and jazz music.
The energy and pizzazz of New York City shines through her animated paintings which she composes while listening to music.
Susana trained at the same school as iconic artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Jackson Pollock.

Abstract Expressionist artist Susana Aldanondo is known for her visually artistic style inspired by tango and jazz music. Susana paints with the same rhythm and dynamism of an orchestral ensemble, dripping, splattering and swirling paint across the canvas. Her highly distinguished paintings are alive with tropical, zesty colours, and many of her works explore themes of human connection and intimacy.

Susana Aldanondo’s Education & Inspiration

Susana received her Fine Arts degree alongside art masters Frank O’Cain and Ronnie Landfield at the Art Students League of New York. Iconic artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, among others, taught or studied here too. Growing up in New York City taught Susana a deep appreciation and love for different cultures. The eccentricity, pace and vibrancy of the concrete jungle shines through in glorious and galvanised works such as The Night Is Ours, a dancing duet of acrylic and speckled, gestural and gyrating marks. Continuous line motifs and organised chaos feature widely in Susana’s paintings; the artist is interested in the concept of synchronicity, destiny, and our willingness or unwillingness to keep going, “even when we don’t see where the road is taking us”.

Exhibitions & Recognition

Susana won a competition juried by The Milken Family Foundation and the Director at The Newport Contemporary Art Museum. She has taken part in international group exhibitions, including The Other Art Fair London, MvVO Art Show at the Oculus, The World Trade Center in NYC, Tokyo, and Switzerland, and in exhibits curated by The New Museum NYC, Sotheby's, The Andy Warhol Museum and ArtBest. Susana has also collaborated with composers and performers from the Juilliard School of Music in NYC, Columbia University, NYC, and participants of the Musaics of The Bay Foundation. Her work was selected by and featured at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York.

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