Sandra Vasquez De La Horra| Galeria Senda Thanks to Andrea Violeta Rojas

Born in Chile in 1967, Vásquez de la Horra grew up under the dictatorship of General Pinochet. From this chapter of Chilean political history and personal experiences, she developed a personal work by combining elements that lead to non-linear narratives. Sexuality, popular culture and death are recurring motifs in his works that allude to melancholy dreams and apparitions creating stories truncated overlap each other, weaving a poetic achieved through an austerity of means.


Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, La Dama de los Misterios, 2014, Galeria Senda

These fictions created from a combination of facts and memories confronted with elements pulled out from popular culture, mythology and literary sources form a tapestry of isolated figures endowed with a wealth of meaning. There are passages between dream and recall, where a web of ideas, associations and stories seem to involve hidden figures in a magical way avoiding falling into the abyss.

Vásquez de la Horra produces his drawings on small sheets of paper; she uses graphite and watercolors and afterwards she applies a wax bath to their compositions, a transparent film that provides protection and permanence to his work. The drawing is concise and is endowed with flowing lines that delimit characters silhouetted against a neutral background. Vásquez de la Horra often writes words with a touch of colour to show a snippet of the story that increase or complicates the iconography. The sober modeling of the figures and the austere monochromatic composition reflect a synthetic language based on the footprint, in texture, in typography and accumulation. Despite this, the works of Sandra Vásquez de la Horra are fully autonomous works that have a very unique and clear sense of his own personality, compressing and invented new territories.