A Potrait Exhibition by Sofia Carvalho
Launch Party at Tottenham Social Pop Ups at Craving Coffee
Friday 3rd November, 5-11pm
Food & drink available for purchase:
Food by 〰Caracas Baby 〰 6-10pm, Bar by Craving Coffee till 11pm.
Exhibition runs Friday 3rd November to Sunday 26th November 2017
Sun - Wed 10 to 5, Thur - Sat 10 to 11, Free entry.
Born in Braga, Portugal, Sofia studied at University of Porto, Painting Fine Arts, and now lives and works in London.
She has shown on multiple occasions in galleries across Portugal and London.
"A painting is at its best when you see the soul of the artist and the soul of the subject in one. They both come through and they both become immortalized."
Working in oil paint her subject matter consistently focuses on portraits. Sofia is fascinated with faces and expressions that can portrait a thousand words.
Even if the image is still, that image can bring you the living soul of a person in a bidimensional form. A slight change in the eyelid could change the whole expression and communicate with the viewer. That communication will be immobilized and immortalized with the art work . Faces are special because they are the lighthouse of the body, controlling everything around it.
Sofia's work attempts to engage through body language and facial expression in a non-verbal communication, in order to provide insight into an individual’s character. As well as producing a representation of the subject, the process of making a portrait also acts as a reflective exercise, in which the subject can identify with issues of representation: past , present and future."