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30 ARTIST PROFILE Sandra Shashou

Playful Rapture (8), 2016, harlequin edwardian, hamilton, argyle and tuscan fine bone china | gold pigment on canvas backed board, 119 x 34 x 24 cm

Sandra Shashou


s an artist, Sandra Shashou has a diverse practice of sculpture, photography and painting; although sculpture has come to the forefront of her work with her ‘Broken’ series, which reflects on the fragility of love through major transformation. Bravery, courage, and a sense of rebuilding after devastation, are themes which run throughout the works which see the artist first smashing artefacts such as vintage fine bone china tea sets, porcelain and figurines and then reconstructing the objects into intricate and elegant new formations. The emotionally-charged act of reckless destruction is met with a process of healing and creation.

Working from her studio in Primrose Hill, London, Shashou studied at City & Guilds of London Art School with BA(Hons) in Painting. In recent years, her work has been exhibited internationally, including Art Miami, Art Southampton NY, Armoury Antiques NY, Art15 Olympia London, Sothebys, Christies and Phillips. The artist has been commissions for several site specific large sculptures in the US and UK.

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