Sculptures and Paintings
Suna , İnan Ve İpek Kıraç
9 Sophia Vari: The Search For Beauty
15 In the Light of Philosophy Sophia Vari
Sophia Vari is Greek by birth but was raised as a world citizen. She started out as a painter, but her search for a means of expression that would liberate her brought her to sculp-ture, satisfying the need she felt inside. The artist has aimed to take geometry, volume, and shapes, humanizing these elements in a void, using a wide variety of materi-als such as monumental sculptures made of heavy marble and bronze, as well as precious metals. Vari presents her works at exhibition venues and city squares throughout the world; she continues her search concerning the relationship betwe-en volume, layer, and surfaces in her canvases through collage and paint-ing.
Curated by Marisa Oropesa and Maria Toral, the exhibition brings together Vari’s sculptures and paint-ings, emphasizing the timeless quality of the artist’s art. Difficult to compartmentalize into a specific time period or place, these works combine what is physical and logical with what is sensual, the flat with the voluminous.
Publication year: 2013
Page number: 113