Sanne de Haan

Teringzooi
2019
Embroidery
Blue Monday
2019
L'apparition
2019
Embroidery
Torino's Nipple
2019
Embroidery
Alienation
2019

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
Teringzooi
2019
Embroidery
Blue Monday
2019
L'apparition
2019
Embroidery
Torino's Nipple
2019
Embroidery
Alienation
2019