I love Sandra Shashou works in exquisite ceramic china sets, breaked and transforming the spilintered fragents into gravity-defying compositions. Today we will present you a little bit more about the artist and her work and philosophy. Meet Sandra Shashou inspiring work in this exclusive interview.
How and why did you get into the design Industry? Where did you study, etc?
Originally I trained in design at Chelsea Art School. I went on to further my training first at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, and then focused my study on painting at Kensington and Chelsea Art School, and lastly at City and Guilds, London. My passion for creating sculptural pieces evolved organically through my work over the years.
How would you describe your design style? How varied are your designs/artworks? Do you have a signature touch with your designs?
My works are very varied from abstract emotional landscapes in oils, to biographical portraits, to hand printed silk screens on mirrors, to gravity-defying sculptures created out of broken tea sets. There is something in all of them that touches on the drama, beauty, pain and wonder of life, from the bold and passionate to the smallest, most unassuming details.
What do you love about being a designer/artist?
With my work, I get to take what I see and feel and through the process of engaging with, and expressing those things, the work morphs those things into something even more wonderful.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I am fascinated by people: their stories, their courage, the fragility of life, and the potential beauty to be found in our flaws. And also how through painful experience we can transform, perhaps even transcend, into something even more extraordinary.
What are some of your most popular works? Tell us a bit about some of your works and what you love about them. What’s your favorite and why?
Both my biographical portraits and my sculptural series, “Broken”, continue to be especially popular. I think they touch people because in different ways they say something about humanness that is both intimate and universal – our fragility, our beauty, our strength and our ability to evolve. I am represented by Val Dillon of Dillon Gallery in Chelsea NYC 487 W 22 St.
Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about?
I have both new biographical portraits and several new sculptures in the making, and more coming soon. It’s a busy time.
What is your philosophy on design/art and life?
Keep making work, keep living…and things happen.
What are your design/art dreams/goals?
To keep developing my practice and to connect with people though my art.
Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate, sensual, playful.
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