Inspired by the urban structure, architecture and vibe of New York City, as well as by such artists as Max Bill and Alberto Giacometti, Jane Sandes creates nocturnal cityscapes which convey both motion and emotion. She defines the cultural pulse and tempo of city life through juxtaposed images and color fragments, wielding light and form to create abstracts that come alive. Bridges and buildings sweep and soar in angles that direct a city’s inhabitants in ways that confine and define their lives. In this, Sandes instinctively depicts the busyness of urban life, the essence of its relentless movement.
Taken as a whole, these works clearly establish the fleeting, often chaotic nature of a modern metropolis. The abstract imagery in each work is grounded in a city’s architecture, its forms and shapes – yet in deconstructing its elements, Sandes connects the viewer with its soul. “Although I emphasize cubes, triangles and circumferences as components that shape my art, I explore these components within an improvised geometry aimed at dismantling their original forms,” explains the artist.