Artist Representation 2021
“Abstraction is the poetic language of painting”
Sara Sepúlveda, Abstract Landscape Artist
Sara Sepulveda – about the artist
Sara Sepulveda is a Spanish abstract artist based in Basel.
She majored in Architecture in Valencia and Rome and participated in many artistic and interdisciplinary workshops around Europe. She also studied cold wax and engraving techniques, did land art projects and wrote award winning poems before becoming a professional artist.
Her work focuses on the interior topography of our feelings through the perception of the landscapes and the poetic language of abstraction.
Her artworks express a reduction of the reality to an emotion using the voice of colors, the sensibility of textures and the changing beauty of light. They represent the structure, the geometry and the harmony of the Nature.
In her creative process, she uses the overlay of materials (like plaster or paper) to create deepness and richness in her compositions. She also uses metallic colours or pigments to include the changing reflections of light in her pieces. She adapts it to different techniques, mostly acrylic, mixed media and collage on canvas or paper.
In her artistic career, she participated in international solo and group exhibitions and her paintings are mostly located in European and American collections.
Sara Sepulveda’s abstract landscapes are poetic places where the viewers build the visual architecture of their own memories and feelings.
Paisaje de Luz I
LANDSCAPES OF OUR INTERIOR TOPOGRAPHY ARE FEELINGS MADE WITH COLOURS, TEXTURES AND THE PLAY OF LIGHT.
Printmaking is the process of creating artworks by printing, normally on paper. Prints are created by transferring ink from a matrix to a sheet of paper or other material, by a variety of techniques like engraving, linocut, etching, etc.
‘Artworks of beauty with the silence of the colour, the sensibility of the nature, the changing aesthetics of the lights, the peaceful wonder of calm.’ by Joan Escanelles 2018
“PAINTING IS THE SILENCE OF THOUGHT AND THE MUSIC OF SIGHT” by Orhan Pamuk
‘Compositions of indecipherable simplicity… a creative process that involves a reduction to the essential, to the basic frame of reality.’ by Pedro A. Cruz Sanchez 2019
Tiempo de Verano I
Paseo de Otoño
Cold Wax Technique
Cold wax technique consists of the use of oil paint with a cold mixture of beeswax, solvent and other materials. This technique allows to increase the transparency of the oil and its malleability to create new effects and textures.
In most of her paintings
Mixed media art is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different materials like plaster, cement, paper, etc. This technique allows to reinterpret and expand the possibilities of the canvas on traditional media.
2020 – In the calm. Lagom design. Valencia, Spain
2019 – Landscapes of light. Centrepoint. Basel, Switzerland
2019 – Landscapes of light. Washington Irving. Granada, Spain
2018 – Poetic reflections III. Can Gelabert Binissalem. Mallorca, Spain
2018 – Poetry of reflections II. Grand Central. Munich, Germany
2018 – Poetry of reflections I. Capuchinos convent. Segovia, Spain
2017 – Reflections. 3rd Biennial of arts Ciutat Vella Oberta. Una pagina en blanco gallery. Valencia, Spain
2016 – Seasons and emotions II. Pere Pruna civic center. Barcelona, Spain
2014 – Seasons and emotions I. Cercle d’art Foios art space. Valencia, Spain
2013 – The movement of my hands II. San Pablo Ceu Foundation, Colomina palace. Valencia, Spain
2012 – The movement of my hands I. Carolina art space. Valencia, Spain
2021 – Room to breathe. Frontofbycicle gallery. Basel, Switzerland
2020 – Art Fusion Basel. Katapult gallery. Basel, Switzerland
2020 – Petershof. Basel, Switzerland
2019 – 4th Biennial of arts Ciutat Vella Oberta. Museum of the city. Valencia, Spain
2019 – Fundation Joan Soler. Mallorca, Spain
2019 – Art connects 3.0. Basel, Switzerland
2019 – Andes gallery. Basel, Switzerland
2019 – Art connects 2.0. Basel, Switzerland
2019 – Art talents. Zurich, Switzerland
2019 – Edition Camos gallery. Munich, Germany
2018 – Amarte gallery. Aarau, Switzerland
2018 – 38th Mini print International of Cadaqués. L’Etang d’Art gallery. Bages, France. Fort gallery. Cadaqués, Spain. Tharrats Foundation. Pineda de mar, Spain. Wingfield barns. Wingfield, United Kingdom
2017 – 37th Mini print International of Cadaqués. L’Etang d’Art gallery. Bages, France. Fort gallery. Cadaqués, Spain. Tharrats Foundation. Pineda de mar, Spain. Wingfield barns. Wingfield, United Kingdom
2017 – Thermalia Museum. Caldes de Montbui, Spain
2016 – Artbril VII Artsgrup. Caldes de Montbui, Spain
2015 – Artbril VI Artsgrup. Caldes de Montbui, Spain
2015 – Catalan artists. Infiorata di Noto, Italy
2014 – Corretger5 gallery. Barcelona, Spain
2013 – Cercle d’art Foios art space. Valencia, Spain
Meet Sara Sepúlveda
1. Tell us why you decided to become an Artist?
In my experience, art was a vocation since I was a child. I remember playing surrounded by coloured pencils, crayons, pastels, etc. and the sensation that still accompany me while I create.
After majoring in Architecture and taking part in several artistic workshops I started again to paint as a professional artist. For me, art is like a voice to express myself, something that you need to share and you can not reject because is a part of you.
2. What kind of artist do you consider yourself?
I define myself as an abstract landscape artist. Abstraction means to me the poetic language of painting, and my work focuses on the interior topography of our feelings.
3. Do you have any mentors or advisors?
Not really. I consider my mentors or advisors people that I met during my artistic journey like collectors, art lovers, artists, galleries, art dealers, etc.
4. How is your artistic process when creating work?
In my creative process I use the overlay of materials, like plaster or paper, and the transparency of layers to create depth and richness in my compositions. I also use metallic colors or pigments to include the changing reflections of light in my pieces.
I adapt it to different techniques, mostly acrylic, mixed media and collage on canvas or paper.
5. Name three artist you admire.
The artists that I admire the most are: Joaquin Sorolla and Fernando Zobel.
Joaquin Sorolla was born in Valencia, my hometown, and he is known as “the painter of light” because the way he paints the colors and shades of light.
Fernando Zobel was the founder of the Abstract Museum of Spain and through his works I discovered the beauty and the poetry of abstraction.
I also admire several Spanish women artists, like Cristina Almodovar, Inma Femenia or Carla Cascales, because of their contemporary works with nature, light and minimalism.
Paisaje de mar II-SOLD
Painting landscapes of our interior topography.
Paseo de Otoño
6. Have you overcome any challenges in your career?
The biggest challenge in my career was moving from Spain to Switzerland. Starting from scratch in a new country with a different language, in addition to making new art connections and contacts, searching new suppliers, etc., was no easy in the beginning.
After some years living here I can say that the biggest rewards come from the biggest challenges.
7. Has gallery representation always been your dream or working independently been more beneficial? Or both?
A gallery representation is something that the majority of artists dream. Currently, the business model of art is changing and working independently is becoming more important.
It would be ideal for me a mix of both models.
8. Tell us one of the weirdest or funniest moments of your career.
In a very positive way, the weirdest situation in my career was the day I delivered some paintings to a client. I didn’t know he was an important contemporary art collector and he had very special pieces at his place. I was really impressed when I found it out and It was very hard for me to keep calm during the visit.
9. What advice would you give to an emerging artist?
This is not really an advise to an emerging artist but it is something that I constantly try to keep in mind: creating means to me expressing yourself and the most difficult and important thing in this journey is “following your voice as an artist”.
10. As you reflect, what have been the influencing factors in your Art career?
One of the factors that influence me the most was my education as an architect. Architecture taught me to look differently at the images and the space that surround us, to read its geometries and its balance, to understand the language of its volumes, planes and lines and its dialogue with light to be able to discover the beauty in it.
Also living in different countries and cities let me understand that in different places and landscapes, we can live the same feelings.
11. What are you currently working on?
In my work there are some themes that I am continuously researching: the colors, the geometries, the poetry of abstraction and the play of light.
Currently I’m also studying new materials to rethink old subjects and to develop new ones to continue creating new artworks and new emotions.
‘Landscapes of our interior topography are feelings made with colors, textures and the play of light.’ Sara Sepulveda