Bio


SANDRA REDE
(Sandra Helena Rede Lovera)

Born in 1985, Sandra Rede is a versatile artist from Guadalajara, Mexico, specializing in painting, illustration, graphic design, and writing.

She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in countries such as Mexico, Canada, Sweden, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Ukraine, Australia, Hungary, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2011, she received the Special Jury Prize at "The 1st Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition" held in Beijing, China. Sandra's paintings and illustrations have also been showcased in various magazines and books. Her preferred techniques include working with acrylics, colored pencils, and crayons.

In addition to her artistic works, Sandra has explored various forms of expression. She has designed textile patterns, crafted papier-mâché figures, and created art toys. Moreover, Sandra has delved into pyrography, customizing textiles and objects, as well as engaging in fashion illustration, interior art, and photography.

In the literary realm, she is the author of the journal "Shredel," which she shares on social media. In this journal, she narrates and illustrates not only her dreams, fantasies, and desires but also her moments of melancholy and personal reflections on social events.

 

 

Artist Statement

My abstract art is characterized by the use of vivid and contrasting colors, blending intuitive elements with geometric shapes to create a harmonious play. I enjoy incorporating a wide variety of shapes, patterns, and colors, all inspired by different cultures, aiming to offer a unique and honest perspective on the human experience, free from unnecessary symbolism.

Regarding my figurative work, my primary interest lies in portraits with dark tones, focusing on conveying emotional depth. At times, I emphasize this depth through the use of intense colors.

In both artistic styles, I delve into my personal universe of emotions and ideas, exploring the delicate balance between beauty and mystery, as well as the ephemeral nature of innocence and the melancholic state of uncertainty.

My sources of inspiration are diverse and span fields such as graphic design, interior and textile design, art, illustration, music, literature, designer toys, crafts from different traditions, fashion, gothic aesthetics, and photography. However, I find that global folklore acts as an endless spring of creative ideas and inspiration that nourishes my work.

My fascination with distant cultures has motivated me to explore my own heritage, integrating it into both my personal life and artistic activities. Ultimately, my goal is to distill these cultural influences into a singular artistic vision that resonates with viewers on an emotional level and leaves a lasting impression.