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Susana Sancho, alias Ssancho, is from Zaragoza in Spain.
She has drawn and painted since an early age, but it was not until 2000 that her artistic future was established alongside the workshops of renowned painters of her region. Ever since, she has studied painting to perfect her technique. The artist never leaves home without her camera. She captures everything that catches her attention: the light, a situation ... Then if the photo manages to capture these fleeting appearances, she is inspired to start a painting. The painting veers off gradually from the photography to become an independent work, according to its own movement and intuition. Ssancho describes her style as figurative and decidedly urban. She often paints the streets lighted by car headlights, as they represent more than just a means of transport in her eyes. They became real living spaces, closed and nomadic, whose constant stream fills the city streets and makes its heart beat. She captures the daily bustle of the urban landscape through the excitement of children playing football in the streets, or the expressions of strangers sitting on terraces.
Her small formats are created directly on paper with oil. The artist strives to respect proportions and perspective. Each of her works follows a specific ritual of successive stages of creation. However, if one of these steps is not favourable to Ssancho, the canvas will remain unfinished. She exhibits her work at home in a place of traffic, as they should be enjoyed, according to her, at a certain distance. After a few days of reflection, her sight becomes accustomed to the work, and her view of it changes, so she can therefore judge its degree of completion.
Over time, the artist tries to tell more and more using as few resources and patches of colour as possible. She cites the famous American painter Jackson Pollock (twentieth century) to explain this approach: "Painting has its own life, I try to give it voice."