In EXPO PASSADA

Sofia Pidwell

PuZZle of LiFE”

       Play your part

Opening: April 21, from 6pm to 8 pm
Performance:April 21, at 7pm
Exhibition: April 22 to May 22, 2022  | monday to saturday from  2:30pm – 7 pm

Galeria Sá da Costa

Rua Serpa Pinto, nº 19, Lisbon

In this exhibition, the artist presents us a set of unpublished works, acrylics on large format canvas, made in 2022 and developed from the concepts of singularity and belonging to a whole.

As it has been recurrent, in the opening day, Sofia Pidwell will present, at 7pm, a Performance where she will interact with the public and with the exhibited works, creating a feeling of individuality and belonging to a collective – the puzzle of life.

I developed the concept of this exhibition – “PuZZZle of LiFE” | Play your part – around the idea that each human being is a unique creature, with unique characteristics and that by finding their true self, they contribute to the whole, in a way that is also unique. As if the world were a huge puzzle, it is only complete when all the pieces are put together.

If we imagine that each human being represents a piece with a single format, which completes the “puzzle of life”, and that if this space is not filled, the puzzle can never be complete, we can better understand and appreciate each being for what they are, and with all their greatness”. Sofia Pidwell

 

Sofia Pidwell

Independent Portuguese artist, live and work in Lisbon.
Graduated in Advertising, since 2004, after studying drawing and painting dedicated herself to Visual Arts.

Her work focuses on a research around human nature, existence, and the evolutionary process of the human being, and the repercussions at an individual and collective level. Uses media from drawing, painting, performance, installation, among others. Through expository and performative work, intends to involve the public, usually appears as a figure that integrates the exhibition itself, a piece that complements the art works, Involve the public in the presentation with the intention of creating an aura of unity and belonging. The public integrates the exhibition and forms the whole of the exhibition object.

It is her wish to improve the understanding of human nature and existence, and through it discover the principles that govern life, following them with integrity and transmitting them through her work and personal example.

Her first solo exhibition was in 2009 at the Medeiros e Almeida Foundation in Lisbon and in 2016 Sofia participated in a collective exhibition at SESC Ipiranga, in São Paulo curated by Maria de Fátima Lambert. Sofia has since than worked both in Portugal and in Brazil.

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PuZZle of LiFE #01, 2022

Acrílico sobre tela | Acrylic on canvas 

216 X 238 cm 

PuZZle of LiFE #02, 2022

Acrílico sobre tela | Acrylic on canvas

220 X 294 cm

PuZZle of LiFE #03, 2022

Acrílico sobre tela | Acrylic on canvas

40 telas | canvas   42 X 32,5 cm ( composição original | original composition )

PuZZle of LiFE #03, 2022

Acrílico sobre tela | Acrylic on canvas

 40 telas de 42 X 32,5 cm (composição após intervenção do público  | composition after public intervention)

PuZZle of LiFE #04, 2022

Acrílico sobre tela | Acrylic on canvas

220 X 294 cm

PuZZle of LiFE #05, 2022

Acrílico sobre tela | Acrylic on canvas

193 X 218 cm