Sanne likes to play with various mediums that provide room for experimentation, craftsmanship and, above all, humor. The common thread is always a search between the borders of documentation and staging. A duality which is visible throughout her practice. In addition, elevating the “art-unworthy” has become a key ingredient in Sanne’s work – that wink to the art world.
Sanne exploits thrift shop treasures. She carefully unravels old embroideries after which she hand-stitches her own ideas back in. With this meticulous work she ensures no structural differences arise; the original and the new literally intertwine. However, she revises the form and themes: shallow landscapes come with aggressive texts, the vague serenity of a biblical vision is disrupted by irrefutable obscenity, and subtle vanitases conceal unsubtle and humorous elements in their composition.
The quality of her approach lies in the tension of the old-fashioned medium, of a technique no-one would usually put up on the wall anymore. She twists around the motif which seems to be non-fitting and de-arranged. In conclusion, she destroys the safe and simple world embroidery work usually delivers.sannedehaan.nl