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Sofia Donovan
updated: 09/03/2014
website: www.sofiadonovan.blogspot.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Maritimo
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volcan
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While I´m still alive
Largo
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Portfolio Keywords:  nature, organic, anatomy, biomorphic, collage, mapping
 
 
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charcoal and pencil on vellum
2012
80" x  13,7" 
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charcoal and pencil on velum
2012
23,6" x  13,7" 
no title by Sofia Donovan
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charcoal and pencil on vellum
2012
23,6" x  13,7" 
huesos by Sofia Donovan
huesos
graphite on transparent paper
2007
31,4 " x  39 " 
huesos2 by Sofia Donovan
huesos2
graphite on transparent paper
2007
31,4" x  39" 
untitled by Sofia Donovan
untitled
charcoal and pencil on vellum layers
2012
58 " x  23 " 
no title by Sofia Donovan
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charcoal and pastel on vellum layers
2014
58 " x  23 " 
Maritimo by Sofia Donovan
Maritimo
carved and cut wood, polyester resin, paint
2008
31,4" x  47" 
no title by Sofia Donovan
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charcoal on vellum layers
214
58 " x  23 " 
no title by Sofia Donovan
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charcoal and pastel on vellum layers
2014
55 " x  23 " 
volcan by Sofia Donovan
volcan
charcoal on vellum layers
2012
92 92 " x  48 42 " 
untitled by Sofia Donovan
untitled
charcoal and pencil on vellum layers
2012
58 " x  23 " 
While I´m still alive by Sofia Donovan
While I´m still alive
Collage of transparent papers and pencil
2010
31,4" x  39,3" 
Largo by Sofia Donovan
Largo
pencil on vellum
2001
39 " x  157 " 
no title by Sofia Donovan
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pencil and charcoal on vellum layers
2012
58 " x  23 " 

Artist Statement

Through my work I intend to evoke organic representations of a body in different states. I am interested in the human body as raw material of lines, forms and sensations. I then  disarticulate it to create new images of the organic and narratives about the animic states that these forms suggest.

 

By means of the language of abstraction I aim to force the viewer into a game of multiple interpretations which result into  images of landscapes, anatomies, cartographies.

 

This search for ambiguity makes me explore diverse type of media according to the subject and phsycological argument of the work. Materiality is is very important because it emphasizes this evocative game.

 

In general, my works are three dimensional. They aren´t  sculptures nor paintings. Even drawings have  paper layerings to strengthen the notions of space and planes.

 

Drawing is the foundational technique of these structures. It is the means by which I investigate about form and composition of the organic structures, so that they might further be developed into these three dimensional objects. It´s also allows me to focus on the ideas and to drift through creativity.  Drawing is also present in the objects through shadow, physical space, layering and the carved lines which help me to draw in space and sculp in the plane.

Artist Bio / CV

 

 

Sofía Donovan

Born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

 

She  assisted to the School of Fine Arts, Prilidiano Pueyrredon. In 1997 she travelled to Milan, Italy where she worked with italian muralist, Alfonso Orombelli. She also took drawing courses in the Fine Arts school, Ernesto de la Cárcova and studied art with  artists Jorge Demirjián, Alejandro Boim and Mariano Cornejo among others. In the year 2000 she studied set design ath the Colon Theatre. On the next year she moved to Chile and took courses in colour, printing and a Diploma in Art Theory at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile.

 

Her first solo exhibition was in 1997. Individual exhibitions: Cactus, Museo Metropolitano (Buenos Aires, Argentina,1999); Repertorio Corporal, Elsi del Río  Gallery (Bs. As., 2001); Cruce, Elsi del Río Gallery (Bs. As., 2005); Cruce, StuArt Gallery (Santiago, 2006); Diagnóstico por imágenes, Galeria Florencia Loewenthal,( Santiago, Chile, 2009).

 

 Selected group exhibitions:  Premios Octubre, Fundación Octubre (Bs. As., 1999); Bienal Holiday Inn  (Córdoba, 2000); Italian Embassy (Bs. As., 2000); Centro Cultural Pabellón IV (Bs. As., 2001); ArteBa art fair, Elsi del Río  Gallery (Bs. As., 2002); Erotizarte, Centro de arte Casa Naranja  and Espacio 1305 (Santiago, 2003); Periférica, Centro Cultural Borges (Bs. As., 2005 y 2006);  ArteBa Art fair, Elsi del Río Gallery (Bs. As., 2007). Concurso Artista siglo XXI, Centro de Extension Pontificia Universidad Catolica, (Santiago, 2007), Revolver, Stuart Gallery (Santiago, 2007), Imágenes Coloidales, Galeria Artespacio,(Santiago, 2007), Caja Negra, Proyecto Cubo, Museo sin muros, del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, (Santiago 2008),  Deformes II, Bienal de Performance, Biblioteca de Santiago,(Santiago 2008) y Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, Chile.