Sandra Ban

Artist Statement

Principle of a complex process of creating the form of human thought, subsound of internal implosion change external raw material.

The primary impulse triggers the process of creating a thought form is a perpetual moment in time of creation, that is a process and root, comes from a deepest emotional truthful, spiritual, layer of being with all his complex mind and body. The unity of the simplicity of the raw Earth that gives and complexity of human thought in continuous search for receive creates a balance.

I try to express ESSENCE, a concentrated and stylized concept of the complex content of human nature and its "thinking". An abundance of different materials and media penetrate man and emerge through the conversion of emotional energy into a powerful message. It is a reflection and communication of symbiosis between man and Earth.

Clay has become my dominant medium, for installations in nature too, I try to bring back to Earth gratitude for creativity.

-- Sandra Ban

Bio

A multidisciplinary contemporary artist worked and studied art in Italy for 20 years: painting, sculpture, theater, film, fashion, graphic design, art&design furniture products…

The last 10 years live and works in Croatian forest studio/atelier where she is professionally engaged in contemporary ceramics art & design. Her work is all manually built, tools and natural pigments too, this makes every work a unique piece of art. Also art director, mentor, therapeutic art life coach... she cooperates with international organizations for the development of art and culture in organizational and educational activities. Member of HDLU -Croatian Art Society, Rijeka and alot of more (KERAMEIKON -Croatian Ceramic Association, member of IAC, Suisse, Varazdin; International Association Women Artist Ceramist “PANDORA” Italy... ). A renowned artist is frequent participant on international ceramics and art symposium, jury exhibition, competition and festival in Europe, USA and Asia (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania Latvia, Denmark, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia, USA-Miami, New York, California; Thailand - Bangkok; Korea - Icheon...)

She was selected to represent Croatia at European ceramics Context ECC2018 Bornholm and her artwork is also in world collections of contemporary art ceramics.Awarded by the Region for Advancement in Cultural Creativity 2019, Winner of 1st PLACE in National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery 2018, 2nd AWARD (Silver Plaque) on 4 Croatian Triennale of Ceramics (9 city expo 2017/2019),2019, Highligt artist to INSPIRATIONAL n.32 art magazine 2019, HONORABLE AWARD from Kim Young Moon on International Fantastic Macsabal (bowl) Ancara, Turkey/Korea 2018, HONORABLE MANTION on 39th Int.Competition of Ceramics Art, Gualdo Tadino, Italy 2017....

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