marta sanchez vasquez.
Marta Sanchez Vasquez was born and lived the younger part of her life in Bogota, Colombia. She left her native country to travel and sailed around the world, to finally settle in the United States, in San Francisco, California.
Sanchez Vasquez started as a photographer. She abandoned the photographic frame turning, instead, to 3D Installation art where she found endless possibilities. Through installation, she was able to expand her view of the world.
Her work is based on “Memory” and its collective ramifications. Like an archeologist, she reveals layers of memory in the collective unconscious. The concepts are generated by life events; the duality of cultures, separation of the self, and the politics of memory. She uses a variety of media and repetition, assembled from layers of intricate and delicate drawings. She creates objects and/or sculptural pieces with a wide variety of materials –smoke, animal got, water and paper to name a few.
Whether critical, irreverent, or introspective, she delves into her personal memory and the past, wrestling with the complex topics such as the veracity of history, the nature of interpretation, subjective versus objective truth and the ways in which objects and images from the past embody cultural and collective memory.