PREVIEW

SANDRA VÁSQUEZ DE LA HORRA

THE ARMORY SHOW
VIP PREVIEW SEPT 7, 2023
PUBLIC DAYS SEPT 8-10, 2023

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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
*1967 Vina del Mar/Chile
lives and works in Berlin

Drawing from history, folklore, mythology, sexuality and her experience of Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra explores themes of femininity, social hierarchy, repression, politics and religion. Using drawing – either on blank sheets or reused paper – the artist invents an extraordinary universe populated by a variety of creatures and symbols suggesting the influence of Surrealism, Dada and Francisco de Goya´s phantasmagoria. Mysterious, erotic and intimate, her drawings are then immersed in molten beeswax to achieve a timeless patina and a unique materiality. The unframed drawings are often simply nailed to the wall, juxtaposed edge-to-edge in a cloud-like shape. Such presentations mark the starting point of endless stories, each work building a conversation with the surrounding works and offering limitless scenarios. Vásquez de la Horra’s venture into three dimensions translates into leporellos and paper sculptures in shapes that can evoke scale-model houses or theatre sets.

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, born in Viña del Mar, Chile, in 1967, grew up under Augusto Pinochet’s authoritarian regime. After studying at the University for Design in Viña del Mar from 1989 to 1994, Vásquez de la Horra moved to Germany, where she enrolled at Düsseldorf Art Academy under Jannis Kounellis and Rosemarie Trockel before attending the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. She was one of the 213 artists invited to the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani and she will have her first institutional US solo show at the Denver Art Museum opening in April 2024, curated by Raphael Fonseca. In 2025, Vásquez de la Horra will be subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum Haus der Kunst in Munich, curated by Jana Baumann. Furthermore, in June 2023 the artist was awarded the prestigious Käthe-Kollwitz-Prize by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Embrionario
2020
Graphite on waxed paper
11.61 x 8.27 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Botánica de la Evolución
2021
Watercolor and pencil on waxed paper
61.42 x 41.73 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Quererlo a estrujar
2018
Graphite and gouache on waxed paper
40.35 x 25.98 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Pacha-Mama Contemplante
2018
Graphite, gouache and watercolor on waxed paper
29.92 x 22.05 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Le teste
2023
Graphite and watercolor on waxed paper
Drawn on both sides
41.73 x 30.71 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Amamantando
2023
Graphite, watercolor on waxed paper
Drawn on both sides
83.86 x 30.71 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
El Arcoiris en frente de mis ojos
2020
Graphite, watercolor and gouache on waxed paper
26.38 x 40.35 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
El huevo o la gallina
2020
Graphite on waxed paper
diptych
42.13 x 61.81 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
La Cuchara
2020
Graphite on waxed paper
11.61 x 8.27 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
La Muerte se apronta
2012
Graphite on waxed paper
30.12 x 22.44 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Dictando Poemas
2020
Graphite, watercolor, oil and sand on waxed paper
27.76 x 19.57 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Vision de las Bermudas
2018
Graphite and watercolor on waxed paper
22.05 x 14.96 inch
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Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Haenjo
2020
Graphite, gouache and watercolor on waxed paper
Triptychon
79.92 x 40.55 inch
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CURRENT EXHIBITION
GALERIE HAAS ZÜRICH

Gary Kuehn

Recent works
02.09. – 20.10.2023

*1939 Plainfield, New York – lives in New York

Gary Kuehn is one of the outstanding sculptors of the Post Minimal era, which once again radically changed the concept of art in the 1960s. His oeuvre consists mainly of sculptures, objects and installations.

Photocredits: Cosimo Filippini