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Sarah Sky

Sarah Sky

Born: 1986

Hometown: Paris

Based in: Guatemala

Sarah Sky was born in Paris, but spent most of her childhood in Casablanca - a city on the sea, known for being a melting pot of cultures. She later studied Literature in New York City, and then moved to Guatemala, after traveling around Latin America and falling in love with its volcanoes and perpetual sun.

She considers herself a nomad, and her art is heavily influenced by the countries she has called home - the earth tones of Moroccan pottery, the pop art and fashion models of New York, the vibrant colors of Guatemalan street markets.

Sarah works in acrylic and mixed media, and is known for her drip technique and for her portraits of women, painted in a whimsical, bold style. Her most iconic pieces are of messy buns - which she often wears - and her strokes are expressive and full of movement.

When asked about how she approaches a blank canvas, she refers to a quote by J. D. Salinger: “How do you know what you are going to do until you do it? The answer is, you don't.” She likes to discover pieces as she is painting them - she loves the element of surprise, and her process is organic - colors inform textures, which bring about layers - a riot of techniques clash in one harmonious end result. What emerges on the surface is the image, a face, order breaking though.

“For me it’s not about painting every detail - it’s about it feeling right. The composition, the balance. In an economy of brush strokes I am constantly seeking the sweet spot between chaos and order, between saying too little and saying too much.

Each painting speaks just enough and leaves just enough obscured that the viewer has the agency to decide what it means for them.”


Of her notable accomplishments, Sarah debuted in JUANNIO 2020, the most important art auction in Latin America, where her piece tripled in price.


5 works for sale

Pantone

Sarah Sky, France

Painting

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All Hail the Queen by Sarah Sky

Sarah Sky, France

Painting

$ 3,525

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Sirène by Sarah Sky

Sarah Sky, France

Painting

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Eloise by Sarah Sky

Sarah Sky, France

Painting

$ 2,950

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Chloë by Sarah Sky

Sarah Sky, France

Painting

$ 3,500

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Sarah Sky In The Studio

"How do you know what you are going to do until you do it? The answer is, you don't. ​J. D. Salinger"

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More About Sarah Sky

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What inspires you?

Landscapes, moments, colors, movements - beautiful coincidences.

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Describe your creative process.

I do not plan my pieces - I paint by feeling. A color will lead to another color, or a brush stroke might become a pattern. It's about balancing the chaos.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Authentic, pastel, drip.

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

A great playlist.


Collections featuring Sarah Sky

2 Collections

The Shape of It: Figurative Art

80 Artists, 93 Products

Last Updated Aug 17, 2022

Pink Art Collection

57 Artists, 65 Products

Last Updated Jul 21, 2022

Pink Art Collection

57 Artists, 65 Products

Last Updated Jul 21, 2022


Credentials

Exhibitions

Femenina

2021

COSMOPOP

2019

Slow Drip

2018

Awards

Selected Artist, Festitval Internacional Arte en Mayo XXIII

2021

Selected Artist, Subasta JUANNIO 2021

2020

Press

An Explosion of Color, Scuro Magazine

2019

Slow Drip, de Sarah Sky, Revista Habitart

2019

Exhibitions

Femenina

2021

COSMOPOP

2019

Slow Drip

2018

Awards

Selected Artist, Festitval Internacional Arte en Mayo XXIII

2021

Selected Artist, Subasta JUANNIO 2021

2020

Press

An Explosion of Color, Scuro Magazine

2019

Slow Drip, de Sarah Sky, Revista Habitart

2019

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