- Helena Sanders
Helena Sanders (b. 1983, Austin, TX) is an artist living and working in the Netherlands.
Her practice is rooted in painting, installation, music and performance and the creation of interdisciplinary artist-run events. Across all elements of her practice, she is interested in voicing histories of place, and excavating the compounded experiences of these environments - the physical, psychic, and economic - through the materiality of pigment, color, and sound.
Helena graduated with a Masters in Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague (2019) where her focus was on economic and political histories of pigment usage and extraction, exploring pigment and color as a vehicle for superstition and the formation of cultural identity, and the impact of synthetic color in art-historical as well as vernacular contexts. Is color haunted?