Collage - Wanda Fraga Sánchez
When Wanda reached out by email to share her art work we knew straight away we wanted to feature it on F&A, her collages are striking; merging contemporary art, fashion and popular culture into one.
F&A: Can you tell us about your process for creating your images?
WS: There is not a single work process for me. Sometimes the images give me the ideas, others the ideas give me the images to develop; sometimes I have the title and then I take it to an image; or sometimes I only create art without thinking, guided only by an impulse to make art.
F&A: Where do you find inspiration?
WS: I can find inspiration everywhere, sometimes the most unsuspected and common situations or elements can lead me to create; always in every element of daily life there is something hidden and subjective, which leads us to question aspects of our own reality, I consider that whenever I ask questions as an individual I will be able to make art of that.
F&A: What themes do you explore in your work?
WS: My work is closely linked to my personal life, so the loneliness and the feeling of abandonment, which have been recurring feelings in my life, are present in my work; where in an obsessive way man is contrasted with the social environment, as if it were a "fragmented reality". Fragments of memories, people, situations and objects, are the basis of my work. Alluding to them in my work with the responsibility of sharing them; perhaps, in search of restoring that bond that I never felt to have with the world. At the end of the day, these are memories of a personal past but, at one point, converge in a collective past.
WS: I hope to develop some ideas that I have had in mind for some time in terms of the visual and realisation of my work, work with larger formats and experiment with other materials ... I also hope that my work can have greater reach and be in direct contact with the public, either through international galleries or art magazines like this one.