Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Text(s) by Alexander van Grevenstein, Jonas Storsve, ed. Juerg Judin, graphic design by Jakob Straub

German, English, French

2010. 184 pp., 136 ills.


25.70 x 33.60 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2655-9

Mysterious and surreal: pencil drawings by the Chilean artist

The only medium used by Sandra Vásquez de la Horra (*1967 in Chile) is drawing, which she does in pencil and colored pencil on paper. Among her repertoire of motifs are folk religions, superstition, fairy tales, and memories of the Pinochet dictatorship, and she combines Latin American with European traditions. The final, unusual step in her method is to dip the drawings in melted beeswax, so that they are covered by a yellowish-brown film, lending them the ultimate form so characteristic for her work. After undergoing this procedure, the drawings appear transparent and oddly timeless—an aesthetic that reinforces the surreal content of the pictures. Vasquez de la Horra’s works can be found in prominent collections, such as the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Morgan Library in New York, and the museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf.

Exhibition schedule: Nolan Judin, Berlin, April 30–July 5, 2010 | Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, July 10–October 24, 2010 | And further venues

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