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Sara Sepulveda

“I am fascinated by the interior topography of our feelings. The poetic language of abstraction always starts with geometry for me“


 

Nature Reflection I

Nature Reflection I

acrylic, mixed media on gallery canvas 21.6 x 21.6 inches incl. floater frame

Nature Reflection II

Nature Reflection II

acrylic, mixed media on gallery canvas 21.6 x 21.6 inches incl. floater frame

Nature Reflection III

Nature Reflection III

acrylic, mixed media on gallery canvas 21.6 x 21.6 inches incl. floater frame

In Town I

In Town I

acrylic, mixed media on gallery canvas 13 x 13 inches incl floater frame

In Town II

In Town II

acrylic, mixed media on gallery canvas 13 x 13 inches incl floater frame

Entre Montaña II

Entre Montaña II

acrylic, mixed media on paper 27.6 x 20 inches

Entre Montaña IV

Entre Montaña IV

acrylic, mixed media on paper 27.6 x 20 inches

Sky in Bloom

Sky in Bloom

acrylic mixed media on gallery canvas 47 x 79 inches, 2- piece

Donde Tú Estés

Donde Tú Estés

acrylic mixed media on gallery canvas 23.6 x 47 inches

Geometry of Light

Geometry of Light

acrylic mixed media on gallery canvas 27.6 x 20 inches

Light and Water

Light and Water

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Abstraction in Bloom

Abstraction in Bloom

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Sara Sepulveda

Sara Sepulveda born in Spain in 1980 is a visual artist based in Basel. 
Sara is a very versatile and curious artist, a poetic architect on mainly canvas but also paper.
The foundation to her geometric approach was laid when she majored in Architecture in Valencia and spent a year in Rome continuing her studies.
Sara is a full-time professional painter since she arrived in Switzerland in 2017. However, she has painted since she was a child and remembers very well the feeling of painting and how important it was to her. She never lost her intuitive approach, feeling the moment and the doing. She spent a lot of time focused on studying techniques and participating in artistic and interdisciplinary workshops around Europe always developing herself.
Her calling to be an artist was always present, she loved art but was also good at maths, hence she chose architecture for her studies. A related field she applies to her art today.
Architecture influenced her style profoundly. It taught her about aesthetics, colour composition, and she learned to see what’s around her: to really “see” the city, volumes, and light. 
During her studies, painting had to take a back seat but as soon as she was finished in 2008, she ensured to have jobs that also allowed for her art. She was a master at combining her passion and her professional life until she made the leap to solely focus on her artistic career.
Since the beginning of her artist career, she participated in solo and group exhibitions, both national and international. She also collaborates with her artworks in interior design and architectural projects. Many of her paintings are in private collections, mostly located in America and Europe.

Her art evolved over the years into a very distinct style focused on interior topography, a key word in her vocabulary, landscapes and reflections of our feelings and our insides. Like herself her paintings express a sensitivity, an intuitive flow but yet follow a certain geometric structure and plan that she has in her mind.
During her evolution she used different techniques such as engraving, mixed media and she also studied cold wax. She created on canvas, wood or paper. In Spain, she is a pioneer in using the cold wax medium, a mix with solvent, bee wax and oil to create new textures.
Now acrylic is her language of choice, depending on which language you choose you have to think in another way, do things in a different order and speed.
Acrylic suits her in that way, as she works fast and likes speed to better follow her impulses without having to wait. Sara creates layer over layer and in her creative process, she uses overlay of materials (like plaster or paper) to create depth and richness in her compositions.
She likes to experiment with metallic colours and pigments to create changing reflections of light. Sara always starts with the geometry and lets herself be guided on how to finish which means she does not know exactly the colour composition but let’s this evolve based on what the painting is telling her. She is receptive to her inner dialogue with the artwork.
Dialogue and connection are key elements of herself and the art she creates. One can argue that creation is rather a monologue or inner dialogue of the artist and when her artworks are exhibited the external dialogue with the viewer takes place. 
Sara is very interested in light, colour and texture abstraction, and researches the poetry of the wind and the water.

She represents their movements and reflections, their passing images that will vanish and their blurred shapes and outlines which are the only thing remaining in our memories. Memories are made of water; memory is a reflection of our soul and past.
Her closeness to nature, the relationship to our inner landscapes requests a very direct connection which she translates onto the canvas. She does not use brushes as she is looking for different structures and a tactile effect, she uses spatulas and also her hands. For each painting she takes several days and likes to work on multiple ideas at the same time. This way she can let the artwork breathe, evolve and guide her in her next steps. 
Her message is always “peaceful”, about harmony. Her goal is to touch the soul, create a connection and elicit a positive feeling. She communicates with her art and invites the viewer to relax, to be in this moment and to let go.
Sources of inspiration to her are the composition and structure of reality that surrounds us.  She is obsessed with light and the feeling elicited by landscapes and architecture. Being in Rome, seeing the monuments, feeling the city, the classicism. All those elements inspire her. Valencia her home is another of her inspirations because of the sea and the light. 
All the arts are very connected, inspire and inform each other, so she listens to music when she paints. Some songs you want to hear again and again because it touches something. We can’t even necessarily say what it is. The same should happen when someone sees her artwork and wants to have it so they feel the connection over and over again.
What many don’t know about her is that she wrote award – winning poems before becoming a professional artist. Still today she reads a lot of poetry and writes about what she paints. She prefers to communicate through the written and painted “word” rather than the spoken.
 

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