Dolores de Sade

Artist Statement

"My work looks at liminal spaces and otherwise unnoticed places. 

Motorway verges, public footpaths, windowsills and front gardens are all coerced into landscapes. These images speak of a romantic urge to control and contain, all the while describing the wilderness of the other, escape and the search for the horizon. 

I am interested in what landscape means to us today, exploring our experience of such and what it means to us in the digital age. Influenced by eighteenth and nineteenth century book and periodical illustration, I am interested in ways that information is given the authority of knowledge and how knowledge is transposed through memory, nostalgia and archetype. 

I see parallels between the challenges brought about by the sudden plethora of images and information that new printing techniques and the early beginnings of mass media in the eighteenth and nineteenth century brought about, and those of GoogleMaps and our own digital age. 

My work spans a range of media, including etching and engraving, painting, writing, sculpture, installation, sound, performance and film. It is held in private and public collections including V&A, Government Art Collection, British Library, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal College of Art, Ashmolean Museum, Sir John Cass School of Art, Ministry of Culture, Thailand and Guanglan and Guangdong Museums, China."