Sandra Vásquez de la Horra Chile , b. 1967


Sandra Vásquez de la Horra is a Chilean-born artist who studied at the Düsseldorf Kunst Academy in 1967 and now based in Berlin. Since works are often visually reflected by combining elements derived from South America's excessive religious culture and customs such as magic, extreme and ugly moments of life and death across heaven and hell repeatedly evoke disturbing hints like a scene in an ancient play. These elements create a visual metaphor that directly connects the typical experiences of collective unconsciousness to human tragedies that continue constantly and repeatedly even in contemporary times through an antique mythical sense of solidarity to the audience.


She has been constantly working on drawings with clear pencil lines on paper of different sizes from the beginning to the present, and in 1997, she began to finish the drawing by immersing it in a liquid made by melting wax. The finishing method of this work gives the work its unique materiality and makes the drawing feel the depth of ambiguous time.


Sandra Vasquez della Hora is housed in major art museums around the world, including MOMA, Pompidou Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and in 2009, she won the Grand Prix at the annual Drawing Prize of Daniel and Florence Guerlain.


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