Sandra Rauch
  • Metropolitan
  • Big City Staccato
  • Artist's book
  • Graffiti
  • Minis
  • Introduction

  • CV

  • Exhibitions

  • Links



In her Metropolitan series, Sandra Rauch, an artist of many talents, creates unique portraits of famous cities such as Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles. Past and present combine to form a colourful excerpt of urban daily life.

Using the most diverse techniques, from photography to painting, the artist creates emotional collages that express different experiences simultaneously. And all the while, Sandra Rauch likes to experiment. Her work is special, playing with reality and illusion, with surfaces and lines, with colours and symbols. Rauch’s work expands our view and completely dispels known perspectives.

Big City Staccato

Hong Kong is a global city that often triggers immense awe in Europeans. The puzzling writing, the city’s incredible tempo, even the culture to which one is not accustomed – in Sandra Rauch’s work, all of these suddenly appear familiar and thoroughly understandable. The German artist creates experiences that open-heartedly take viewers in, inviting them on an emotional journey of discovery.

Through her virtuosic use of perspective and space, Sandra Rauch gives the viewer a new way of looking at the Asian metropolis. She fashions the city as a fascinating dialogue of information and typography, advertising banners and symbols. The colours seem so positive and joyful, that one wants to go deeper and deeper into the Big City Staccato.


Berlin’s graffiti is almost as famous as the city’s “official” monuments. Sandra Rauch dedicates poppy homages to her favourite graffiti pieces between Alexanderplatz and the Victory Column. The pictures place street art images into new contexts. Colourful and expressive, this creative quest leads us down an unknown path into a new fantasy world.

A born Berliner, Sandra Rauch knows almost every inch of her hometown. Graffiti adds colour, in the truest sense of the word, to the cityscape. With her unique collages, Sandra Rauch shows that street art is a great reason to keep your eyes open as you go through life.


Born in Berlin in 1967, Sandra Rauch is a true city kid. Thus, it comes as no surprise that it is the great metropolises that inspire her to create spectacular art. After attending the Kunsthochschule in Berlin, she transferred to the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 to study painting and graphic design. Today, the artist is still very enthusiastic about a diverse range of techniques, making use of them in her unique art.

I try to capture the NOW, that which constitutes the city at this point in time.
Sandra Rauch


Versatility is the basis for Sandra Rauch’s work; a luxury of a foundation that offers the creative Berliner infinite creative possibilities. First, Sandra Rauch photographs locations and objects and researches them to discover their histories. Next, she edits her photos with different techniques including painting, screen-printing, photography, and typography. In this way, she constantly reveals new perspectives to the viewer, even when the subject itself is already very well-known.

Luminous colours, pictorial symbols, neon signs and typographical advertisements create a new space between reality and virtuality, in which our imaginations can run wild. Sandra Rauch compacts urban landscapes into media experiences.
1967Born in Berlin, Germany
1991 - 1995
Studies of Communication Design, KHB, Berlin, Germany
1993 - 1998
Study in Italy and France
1995Change at the HFBK Dresden; Field: Art Painting / Graphic
1998Diploma: Art Painting / Graphic at Prof. Kerbach
2000 - 2007Assistant to Professor Kerbach at the HFBK Dresden, Germany
2007Foundation of the Kunstsalon Europa, Produzentengalerie
2010 - 20116 month stay in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, USA

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Grants (Selection)

HSPIII Stipendium, Dresden
1998Hegenbarth Stipendium, Dresden

Exhibitions (Selection)


30.8 - 30.12Galerie ZANDI, HONGKONG Bus, Berlin, Germany
3.9 - 15.10Galerie Kuhn & Partner, Kong At Work, Berlin, Germany
6. Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany

Preview Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Scope Basel Einladung, Switzerland

Tease Köln, Germany

NYC, Kunstsalon Europa, Berlin, Germany
20085. Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin, Germany

Hong Kong, Kunstsalon Europa, Berlin, Germany
2007100 Millionen, CFP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

All memories will be lost in time, Galerie MFK, Berlin, Germany

Museum of Modern Art Guangzhou, China

Druschba, Galerie MFK, Berlin, Germany
2006ZEIT ‚N‘ GEIST, Galerie VonderBank, Hamburg, Germany

Downtown, Galerie Horschik, Dresden, Germany
2005XIV. Deutsche Grafik Triennale, Frechen, Collogne, Germany
2003SAN.DI COMMANDER, Galerie Horschik, Dresden, Germany
2000SAN.DI COMMANDER, Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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