FEATURED ARTIST Sanne Maloe Slecht

I like the physicality of paint and layered surfaces, which make it more of an object than an image existing on a computer.

Sanne Maloe Slecht was born in 1987 in The Netherlands, where she did her BA in Photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. After eight years of having an active practice, she participated in an artist-in-residency in Leipzig, Germany. After that, she enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London where she’s currently pursuing her MA in Painting. Before getting her degree, she will go on an exchange with Kunstakademie Düsseldorf this spring.

In her works, Sanne Maloe explores the possibilities of visualising space. Drawn from contemporary theory juxtaposing quantum-physics and philosophy, she composes visual riddles that occupy multiple planes, realities, and languages.
In a space inhabited by possibility her works revolves around ideas of tactility, science-fiction, eroticism and alienation. Each of her compositions have a stage like quality where acid colours run an antagonistic show, only paused to admit shapeless cutouts. Gaps shot into a reality where the viewer can crawl through to solve the visual riddle. A way to do this is to navigate through the notion of space, in painted forms or literal three-dimensionality. This materialisation of colours, textures, and surfaces create a new structure that is reminiscent of a painting, or a depicted space, but can also exist in other dimensions.