Sandra von Haselberg
Sandra von Haselberg's art stems from her desire to counteract a sense of disquietude in a world where the boundaries between the personal and the collective space have been radically redefined. In her digital creations, she seeks to achieve idealised, almost immersive views of the world, using the sky and horizon to position the viewer in a peaceful vantage point.
Her style references that of the graphic novels she grew up with – like those by Moebius (Jean Giraud) and Hergé among many others. Her work process always has an existing image as a starting point - usually a photograph she has taken - which then undergoes a process of abstraction. Wholly created using digital tools, she layers shapes, in flat colours, applying varying filters and degrees of transparency, to distil the complexity of nature and create moments of escape to beautiful, enhanced worlds.