"The Beauty of Isolation" and "It Doesn't Just Melt"

..from the latest opus: breathing – installations and sculptures – we find two selected works for the exhibition „The Critic Chooses“ from ENES QUIEN who writes – There are also works by the interdisciplinary artist Sandra Ban “The Beauty of Isolation” and “It Doesn’t Just Melt” Sandra lives in voluntary self-isolation in the wasteland of Gorski Kotar. Returning to the primordial – untouched nature. In the environment of his “little paradise on earth”, in silence, peace and meditative atmosphere, he creates works of art by which he expresses his states, feelings, and worldview.

She is an excellent ceramist, so she combines ceramic with sculptural painting and the addition of natural materials, clay, wood or plants. Organic vitality is essential to her and we feel it, as is the anthroposophical postulate in her works. It is a postulate in the footsteps of Rudolf Steiner and his theories of the totality of man. Physical we are, etheric, astral and spiritual bodies. We came from nature and we have to deal with nature to assimilate again because we are an immanent part of it.

Through anthroposophical teachings, Sandra acquires a transcendental approach to life, art, the world, and the universe. His works of art connects with new digital media technologies, and as she puts it, ‘‘ expressing the deep layers of the state of consciousness with the concepts of abstract representations and the accents of contemporary prose. ’’ She was educated in Italy at the Art Gymnasium and Academy, at the Faculty of Architecture and Philosophy.

The “beauty of insulation” is a spatial conceptual object. On the wooden frame are wire, bark wood and two shoes. One shoe is tied in a wire, and in the other a medicinal plant has grown. Shoes are a symbol of insulation.

They are on hold, waiting for better times to move again. ”Not melts only ’’ is also a spacious ceramic-sculptural installation, with a wooden plank carved in a Dadaist way on the wall. Characters are anthropological symbols of existence. Sandra Ban’s witty faces bear a strong stamp of some refined irony. – Enes Quien 2021