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Jul 16, 2016 | Press

FROM PORTRAITS TO SCULPTURES, THE ARTISTIC DEPTH OF SANDRA SHASHOU

Painter and sculptor Sandra Shashou works with different elements to create new compositions for each of her pieces. In her oil-based paintings, she has accumulated newspaper clippings of well-known British and international icon. She constructs these newspaper clippings together with layers of paint to create a portrait of each of the icons. The effect together creates for the viewer a glimpse into the lives of each icon as seen in print. There is an added weight of seeing everything that was published about these iconic figures scattered across their faces, as if these clippings are the only way to tell their individual stories. With her added character and expression to each portrait, Sandra Shashou adds a sensual material experience that is open for visual interpretation.

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