until 17.10. | #2820ARTatBerlin | Galerie Michael Haas is showing an exhibition of the Berlin-based Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra from 11 September 2020. The interview with the artist in the context of Gallery Weekend 2020 and background information on her work can be found on DEEDS.WORLD.
Delicate and vulnerable, these attributes apply as much to the works of Sandra Vásquez de la Horra as they do to merciless, grotesque and disturbing. They are pictures full of contradictory sensations. The artist does not make easy art. The fact that she was born in Chile in 1967, at a time marked by torture and persecution under the Pinochet regime, has always shaped the content of her art. The artist’s cultural heritage is complemented by the history of the Indians, the colonial history of the Spanish in Central and South America and her own family history.
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra seeks and finds her liberation from this close-knit society through art and in art. She studied visual communication in Chile from 1989 to 1994 and graduated with honors. 1995/1996 she comes to Germany for one year and studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Jannis Kounellis free art. In 1999 she moved to Germany and completed her art studies with Rosemarie Trockel at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. In subsequent postgraduate studies at the Media Academy in Cologne, she continued her education in the fields of photography, film and new media.
She is greedy for everything new without denying her origins. She searches for her motifs and her medium and finds both in a kind of physical drawing. She works with pencil, sometimes color pencil on thick paper or drawing cardboard. To complete the work, she dips the picture carrier in a wax bath and makes this special materiality an important part of her pictorial statement. In contrast to this conservative softness are the artist’s predominant themes: death, family, couple relationships and sexuality.
Exhibition dates: Friday, September 11 – Saturday, October 17, 2020
Special opening hours during the Gallery Weekend: Friday, September 11, 2020, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, September 12, + Sunday, September 13, 2020, each from 12 – 7 p.m.
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