Sandrine Dickel is a visual artist. Through her paintings and drawings, Sandrine explores the fragility and complexity of human existence. Playing with transparency and layers, she often leaves part of her painting unsaid and offers a place for the viewer to imagine their own stories. Sandrine’s use of lights, colours, strokes or movement reflects an exacerbated sensitivity and a great finesse of perception. The characters that inhabit her paintings are anonymous but strongly related to each other.
In the last two years, her work questions passing time and the state of our feelings. Inspired by Renaissance masters, dreams and her personal history, she revisits femininity, motherhood, sorority, solace and compassion. Sandrine did a lot of self-portraits, engaging a conversation without words with herself and the other. She fonds that revealing her inner landscape makes you both vulnerable and stronger.
BIO and CV
Sandrine Dickel is a French visual artist who lives and works in Toronto. Following her passion, she devoted herself to art in 2017 after having worked for 25 years in domains very far from art. She studied in London UK, New-York and Toronto.
Juried group exhibition at Propeller Gallery “Unframed” Jan 25 – Feb 12, Toronto.
Group exhibition at Gallery 1313 “Rencontre” with Jason Bomers, Geoffrey Cheung and Julia Pal, July 21-31.
Group Show presented by LA-based Song-Word Art House at Bracebridge Hall, “Echoes of the flame: art inspired by the lyrics of the Tragically Hip” July 8 to August 28.
Juried group exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery “International Women’s Day 2022” Feb-March in-person
Juried group exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery, “Inspired by the arts” November in-person
Juried group exhibition Nelson Park Creative Centre, NPCC “Impact 2021” July online
Riverdale Art Walk at Jimmie Simpson Park June 18-19 and online June 18 – 26
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair at Nathan Phillips Square July 15-17 and online July 8 -17
“Rencontre avec la peintre Sandrine Dickel” interview Radio Canada July 27 – 2022 (interview in french) Partie 1 ( https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/y-a-pas-deux-matins-pareils/episodes/644063/rattrapage-du-mercredi-27-juillet-2022/3 et Partie 2 (https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/y-a-pas-deux-matins-pareils/episodes/644063/rattrapage-du-mercredi-27-juillet-2022/13.
Article about “Rencontre” exhibition at Gallery1313 Akimbo Toronto July 20222 https://akimbo.ca/listings/rencontre/
“A day in the life” with French Canadian visual artist Sandrine Dickel In Toronto Guardian July 21 https://torontoguardian.com/2021/07/toronto-artist-sandrine-dickel/