Saskya Fun Sang

  • mine-yours-and-ours-
  • for-my-siblings-
  • hanging-things-
Artist Statement:
Through my work I explore ideas about gender, sex and the female body, allowing my pieces to exist in ambiguous territories where binaries are not only questioned, but disrupted. This ambiguity presented in my pieces is achieved not only by the imagery I create but also by the combination of materials used, such as fabrics, clay, paper, found objects, etc. as well as the use of repetition and de-construction. I am also in a constant exploration for new ways to deal with instances of pain, a search that allows -and forces- me to incorporate documents, memories, dreams and painful personal experiences in my art practice, treating them as materials in themselves. Through my work, the personal and material become one, creating a process that is meticulously difficult both physically and emotionally. However, these are the elements that end up becoming vital to the final product. Saskya Fun Sang (1991) is a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She obtained her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with emphasis on Ceramics, Printmaking and Fiber art in May 2016.
Relationship to Chicago:
Chicago has shaped not only my view on issues that I was already interested in, such as gender, sexuality, the female body, death, loss, pain; it has also shaped my artistic path significantly. Being exposed to so much diversity and openness allowed me to further my exploration of these topics, forcing me to leave my comfort zone and to try new materials, media and solutions to what was happening in my mind and all the ideas I wanted to develop. It has been a surprising and satisfactory journey to experience how big of an impact Chicago has had in my artistic practice.
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Places Of Residency:
Chicago, IL
Art Form:
Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Fiber Art, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking.