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Sofia Quirno

Argentine, b. 1978

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Sofia Quirno

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Argentine, b. 1978

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In her spare, semi-abstract paintings, drawings, and murals, Sofia Quirno transforms her impressions of her surroundings into intentionally ambiguous images. “With a sense of sweet sorrow and sometimes a note of sarcasm, my work references my own experience of the human condition and the context that surrounds me,” she says. Rather than offer clear narratives and easy conclusions, she prefers to keep her compositions open-ended and evocative. Her practice involves imagining everyday objects—including crumpled soda cans, stuffed dolls, or cans of paint—out of context and in unlikely combinations. In her acrylic-on-paper painting A Question of Perspective (2014), an amorphous gray form, resembling a stuffed doll or toy, is overlaid by a bright, red-orange form that could be a small chair or, perhaps, a miniature water tower—depending, as Quirno would have it, on the viewer’s perspective.

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In her spare, semi-abstract paintings, drawings, and murals, Sofia Quirno transforms her impressions of her surroundings into intentionally ambiguous images. “With a sense of sweet sorrow and sometimes a note of sarcasm, my work references my own experience of the human condition and the context that surrounds me,” she says. Rather than offer clear narratives and easy conclusions, she prefers to keep her compositions open-ended and evocative. Her practice involves imagining everyday objects—including crumpled soda cans, stuffed dolls, or cans of paint—out of context and in unlikely combinations. In her acrylic-on-paper painting A Question of Perspective (2014), an amorphous gray form, resembling a stuffed doll or toy, is overlaid by a bright, red-orange form that could be a small chair or, perhaps, a miniature water tower—depending, as Quirno would have it, on the viewer’s perspective.

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Praxis Asks, “Do You See the Picture?” in the Work of Four Young Latin American Artists
Sep 17th, 2014
Praxis Asks, “Do You See the Picture?” in the Work of Four Young Latin American Artists
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