Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Desnudos en la hierba (Naked in the Grass)
Graphite pencil on paper dipped in wax.
28 x 39 5/16 inches (711 x 997 mm)
Gift of Gail Monaghan, the Cottrell-Lovett Collection, and Morris Orden, 2009.
© Sandra Vásquez de la Horra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Watermark: FABRIANO.
Born in Chile, Vásquez de la Horra moved to Germany in the mid-1990s to study at the Düsseldorf Academy with Rosemarie Trockel and Jannis Kounellis. Devoted to the medium of drawing, Vásquez de la Horra has developed a distinctive imagery inspired by fairy tales, myths, and her own nightmares, with frequent references to the culture of her native country. In this pastoral scene, two young women lie naked in a lush meadow, their discarded clothes suggesting---without an ambiguity often encountered in dreams---both a return to Edenic innocence and an illicit rendezvous. Vásquez de la Horra typically finishes her drawings with a layer of beeswax, the soft and yellowish shimmer of which, reminiscent of old partment, emphasizes the dreamlike quality of her work.


Signed and dated on verso along bottom edge.

The artist; David Nolan Gallery, New York.