Sandra Salaices

Sandra Salaices

México / Mexico
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Con una Licenciatura en Bellas Artes en Metales / Joyería y Cerámica de la Universidad de Texas, Salaices obtuvo una residencia de un año en la Southwest School of Art de esa misma ciudad, que le permitió desarrollar más su obra.

En 2018 tuvo su primera exposición individual, Oneness, en Equinox Gallery. Su exposición más reciente fue también en la Galería Equinox. Ouroboros: El eterno regreso fue el título de la exhibición que presentó, con motivo del Día de Muertos.

Su trabajo gira en torno a la naturaleza, pero reconoce la influencia del mundo industrializado. Inspirada en la simbiosis de los líquenes, crea formas huecas con malla de acero y esmalte. El liquen, al parecer aparentemente aleatorio y orgánico, consiste en estructuras geométricas perfectas. Compuestos tanto por algas como por hongos, se exigen mutuamente para existir y sobrevivir.

La malla representa la geometría perfecta en la naturaleza, mientras que el esmalte, aplicado muy libremente, se parece más a cómo se encuentran los especímenes de líquenes. Aunque el trabajo de Sandra se siente muy industrial, está profundamente conectado con la naturaleza. En última instancia, la intención es hacer que el usuario se sienta a tierra.

Salaices received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/ Jewelry and Ceramics from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2017. The same year, she was awarded a yearlong residency at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX, USA. The residency allowed her to further develop work that she had started in college, as well as her production work.

In 2018 she had her first solo exhibition, Oneness, at Equinox Gallery. It showcased a collection of work that she made during the residency at Southwest School. Her most recent exhibition was also at Equinox Gallery. Ouroboros: The eternal return was the title of 2018’s invitational exhibition that celebrates Day of the Dead.

Her work revolves around nature, but recognizes the influence of the industrialized world. Inspired by the symbiosis of lichen, she creates hollow forms with steel mesh and enamel. The lichen, growing apparently random and organic like, consists in perfect geometric structures. Composed by both and algae and fungi, they require of each other to exist and survive.

The mesh represents the perfect geometry in nature, while the enamel, applied very freely, looks closer to how lichen specimens are found. Although Sandra’s work feels very industrial, it is deeply connected to nature. Ultimately, the intention is to make the wearer feel grounded.

Salaices received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals/ Jewelry and Ceramics from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2017. The same year, she was awarded a yearlong residency at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX, USA. The residency allowed her to further develop work that she had started in college, as well as her production work.

In 2018 she had her first solo exhibition, Oneness, at Equinox Gallery. It showcased a collection of work that she made during the residency at Southwest School. Her most recent exhibition was also at Equinox Gallery. Ouroboros: The eternal return was the title of 2018’s invitational exhibition that celebrates Day of the Dead.

Her work revolves around nature, but recognizes the influence of the industrialized world. Inspired by the symbiosis of lichen, she creates hollow forms with steel mesh and enamel. The lichen, growing apparently random and organic like, consists in perfect geometric structures. Composed by both and algae and fungi, they require of each other to exist and survive.

The mesh represents the perfect geometry in nature, while the enamel, applied very freely, looks closer to how lichen specimens are found. Although Sandra’s work feels very industrial, it is deeply connected to nature. Ultimately, the intention is to make the wearer feel grounded.