Toronto-based Canadian artist Lydia Panart is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Holding a degree in architecture from the National University of Buenos Aires, she developed her professional artistic career under the mentorship of master Kenneth Kemble, one of the most prominent figures of the Informalist Movement in Argentina.
Lydia has participated in several international art symposia and Biennales, as well as solo and group exhibits across North, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Her abstract works can be found in private collections receiving recognition nationally and internationally. Most recently, Lydia was nominated for TD Bank’s 2016 “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians”.
As an active educator, she mentors young artists and leads murals and other community art projects for public institutions and private corporations.
Lydia continues to base her business, produce her artworks and lead workshops from her private studio at The Distillery Historic District in Toronto.
My work gives shape to our human tendency towards constant movement in our search for meaning. As an architect I’m interested in the symbolic aspect and social significance of architectural spaces created by different civilizations and the human legacy in our present time.
Walking along this reflective path, I find inspiration in those “huellas” (traces) we all leave behind along our journey. Sometimes their significance changes as we see them in a new light, coloured by the passage of time and personal growth. These are the traces found in my work, represented by successive layers symbolizing the depth of our experiences. While some of them appear immutable, others capture the motion and changes inherent in life.