I understand my works as "rhizomatic moments". The concept of rhizome studies the unexpected behavior in some organic bodies. Although my practice is based on the repetition of modules, my pieces grow, like rhizomes, without a beginning or an end, without a specific center, in random ramifications that, in a way, foreshadow the oppositions and contrasts that occur in reality.
The search for the difference in repetition is fascinating.
It’s what makes us unique.
My language is based on the repetition and progression of triangular modules that when articulated form flexible planes and volumes. The configuration of my pieces follows a non- predetermined development, since they grow - or are projected - in random branches that encompass the multiple.
I am interested in the planes and lines that are produced through the folds, as well as the geometry, mobility and reversibility that are inherent to them.
Lives and works in Miami, Florida.
Lima, Perú, 1968
Sandra Szkolnik was born in Lima, Peru, in 1968. Her academic training was carried out in the field of graphic design, which she studied first at the Toulouse Lautrec Institute in her hometown and then at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston (MA).
The process of learning the elements of visual expression and the contact with various materials that she had during her training as a designer, made her become interested in origami and, in general, in the artistic possibilities that folding paper offers. The planes and lines that are produced through the folds, as well as the geometry, mobility and reversibility that are inherent to them, led her to study geometric abstraction and, later, to develop her particular language of small triangular modules that when articulated form flexible planes and volumes.
Her early works were colorful and playful, since the viewer could transform them through manipulation. Subsequently, she undertakes research on various materials ranging from paper to reflective plastics. At the same time, she begins to study the concept of rhizome from the philosophical perspective proposed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, applying it in the conceptual development of her pieces.