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Sabine Losacker

Before devoting herself fully to her artistic career, Sabine Losacker, born in 1961 in Cologne, had other lives. After studying Romance philology, as well as German language and literature, in 1989 she obtained a degree in translation. For three years she worked in the international department of the German broadcasting service of Deutsche Welle radio. That's how she earned her daily bread while cultivating her youthful passion for photography as a hobby. It was not until 1993, during an extended in Costa Rica that she discovered her artistic potential. For several semesters, she attended courses at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Costa Rica as an auditor, where she studied painting, drawing and sculpture. Back in Germany, in 2007, she took drawing classes and perfected her knowledge of painting in a private school from which she graduated in 2011, before embarking on a solo career.
The starting point of her work remains the photo. Urban views whose details she reworks on the computer and then places on the canvas or paper. She invents new situations that have a mysterious or intriguing feeling. Depending on her moods, her work is figurative or abstract. She uses many materials: acrylic, oil, ink, pen, and loves to rework it all with the knife. Her goal is to tell exciting and sometimes poetic short stories of the different cities she visits.
From her six years in Central America, she has kept a taste for the bright and expressive colours of Latin American artists such as the Ecuadorian Oswaldo Guayasamin (1919-1999), or the Mexican Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Those who still inspire her today are Eric Fishl, Gerhard Richter, Xenia Hausner, Franoise Nielly, Edward B. Gordon, Andrew Salgado, Andy Denzler etc... In the future, she would like to spend a little more time doing sculpture. Another of her many passions of youth.