Vásquez de la Horra (b. 1967) has become known for her deeply personal works in which she deploys a technique wherein graphite drawings are sealed over with a translucent wax “skin”, imbuing her compositions with a sense of historicity and corporeal fragility. The artist’s unique understanding of the world has been fertilised by a deep engagement with an expansive array of belief systems, both from her native Latin America and across the globe. The powerful images that inhabit her works are the result of a spontaneous and unconscious channelling of memories, metaphor, and spiritual imaginings.
Work by the artist is represented in museum and public collections worldwide, including the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin; The Art Institute of Chicago; Denver Art Museum; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée National dʼArt Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, Paris; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; and UBS Art Collection, Zurich. Vásquez de la Horra lives and works in Berlin.