I am Kandis Quam (Navajo/Zuni Pueblo). I’m a modern-day painter and through my art, I revitalize the essence of Zuni Culture by integrating various styles ranging from Abstraction, Color Field, Symbolism, and Painterly.
My range of subject matters are inspired by Zuni Culture, for example, animals, insects, pottery designs, sacred colors, embroidery, and petroglyphs. I aim to express the spirit of the religious beliefs and teachings of the Zuni People through my art.
The medium I use to create my work is acrylic paints on stretched canvas, and I also love utilizing artistic techniques such as color fields, and color theory. My paintings convey emotions through the use of color, with the addition of splatter and acrylic transfers. The combination of the mediums to create a new outlook on Classic Zuni Painting.
The colors I prefer to use are flat and two-dimensional, yet intense; fiery reds, electric yellows, bright turquoise, vibrant greens, and striking blacks.