Sandra Shashou ‘Broken Reborn’
“I had no idea I would end up doing this crazy thing”, she laughs. The Brazilian artist based in Primrose Hill did her degree in painting and actually used to be a successful portrait artist who made a name for herself by aiming to capture the deep essence of her sitters, well-known British and international individuals and icons of public life. Her portraits were large scale, extremely zoomed in and she understood them as a tribute to the person, often researching a story or biographical narrative through piles and piles of newspaper article cuttings that are integrated into the portrait. “Already, I was tearing up things”, she is now aware.