Sandra Chevrier is a canadian contemporary urban artist, known for her captivating portraits of women from The Cages series. As a self-taught artist, Sandra Chevrier first fell in love with art as a kid, to her art rapidly became a language on its own. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in collections all over the world.
Sandra produces work ranging over vastly fluctuating emotional enigmas and concepts that have set the standard of our modern communication, exposing the limitations of our world; our self-imposed expectations and the cages we have allowed to bar us from the fullness of life’s experience. With work demanding to be dissected beyond its surface value, Chevrier's portraits are quite literally torn between the fantastical heroics and iconography of comic books and the harsher underlying tragedy of oppressed female identity and the exposed superficial illusion it conveys.
Her artworks depict women of different cultures, different stories and with different emotions and expressions. Their faces are covered by "masks", which can be seen as the limit to break and the oppression to escape from.