Sandra De León is a Guatemalan Artist & Designer. She was born in 1985 in Guatemala, country were she studied Drawing, Painting & Graphic Design.
Sandra paints for as long as she remembers. This is why art is an essential part of her practice. She has studied and developed herself into different techniques such as oil painting, acrilyc, watercolor and print making. Techniques she has developed in Guatemala, Madrid & Barcelona. She has been actively involved in collective exhibitions.
She spent most of her life traveling and lived in Europe for 10 years, where she earned two Master degrees in Advanced Typography at EINA, Barcelona, and a second one in Strategic Direction for Communication at IED — Istituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona. Europe has been the stage of her last decade, living between Spain and Switzerland, which served as a personal laboratory for immersing herself into an artistic & design current. For this reason, four years ago she founded Sade.Studio, an art direction & design concept studio.
Sandra has also worked and collaborated in international projects along with Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark, Honduras, Mexico and the United States of America, with collaborators from prestigious studios, artists and designers.
I observe moments and instants. I express the translation of their vibrations through white, transparencies, and textures.
For me, this serves as a reminder of how subjective a moment can be.
Nature is where I mostly observe these moments, this movement, this progress of time. This is the main reason why landscape elements are a defining part of my work.
I prepare from pigment to fabric and paint over textiles, linen, & handwoven cotton using raw materials. I find myself interested in the grid from the fabric because it allows me to question myself about the structure.