Living in New York City for over 20 years, Tatyana never ceases to be mesmerized by the juxtaposition between the peaceful sky and the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle below. The mirrored sky-scrapers scattered across the city reflect these two worlds, blending them together, creating a portal between the two. Through the medium of light, etching, drawing and mixed media she explores this synthesis. She chooses materials and subject matter that oppose each other, for example: Beauty - Danger; Geometric - Organic; Fantasy - Reality; Soft - Hard. What fascinated her is the conversation between these opposing forces, the space where interpretation can breath, shift and address the complexities of life.
In the "LIGHT SERIES", floating images are created by violently scratching and drilling each transparent sheet which is then stacked together. The light source of Led Lights set in the frame create a delicate floating image of refracted light, revealing themselves like veils. Without the light source the image cannot exist.
Sandra Menant is a full time professional artist, who is working from her studio in London.
Through the use of vibrant colours and contrasting textures, she is able to convey emotions and produces highly decorative canvases. Plants and landscapes, especially in tropical settings trigger her imagination and her creativity .
Sandra channels her passion for art into creating atmospheric, vivid paintings of the natural world.
Water is the theme in much of her work: cobalt, aqua, turquoise and azure merge and flow harmoniously to conjure tropical dreamscapes, create intrigue and stir deep emotions.
Texture is intrinsic to her vision: acrylic inks, varnish, crackle paste, gold leaf, metal flake and transparent layers combine into original, innovative compositions.
Much of Sandra’s inspiration comes from travels in Latin America and Madagascar where she has seen how lives can be transformed by sources of clean water.
Sandra donates 10% of the proceeds of her sales to WaterAid, which works in 38 countries to help millions of people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.