Opening:8 feb, 2018
Professional visitors:8 feb, 2018
Opening to public:8 feb, 2018
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra has developed a poetic work, which illustrates stories inspired by memories, the unconscious and by sexuality. From a predominance of the female figure, her work reveals the personality of the artist through a synthetic language based on her mark, typography and austerity. In this exhibition, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, focus her production on the mystical and religious traditions of the Iberian Peninsula influenced by the black legend and the ancestral folk traditions.
This exhibition represents a technical evolution of her work. Sandra keeps on her personal technique of sealed drawings with transparent wax film, that gives permanence and protection to the artwork. In past exhibitions she presented her drawings in installations of small papers habitually distributed in diverse forms. These structures were intertwined asymmetrically without narrative content. On this occasion, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra presents big size work fractionated in sheets of paper that make up a unique artwork. This change of the scale increases our approach towards the artwork. They are pieces of human size and proportional to spectator which radiate a kind of voyeurism, and they fix the public’s gaze on a sort of direct confrontation.
Moreover, Vásquez de la Horra has started to work with three-dimensional pieces made by paper with drawn surfaces. These simple structures with prism shape are similar to architectonic constructions of little houses. Each one of the four sides of the houses is composed by an independent pictorial plane, where the spectator fuse in, in a total connection with the artwork. The inspiration for these houses was the childhood memories of the artist in Viña del Mar, Chile. The modernist house was the artist has grown up with big windows that shown a park with huge green environment, where it was located. Besides this atmosphere, animal’s pictures and the rich nature comes from the magic of the artwork that brings us into a dreamy lecture of the work.
As a further step, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra will presenting as well, a sequence of ceramic sculptures recently produced in a ceramic workshop in Barcelona, and that she will be using as preliminary works to produce for the very first time a bronze sculpture.