With „And I like You a Lot“, Crone Gallery Vienna is delighted to present new works by the female painter Sophie Gogl, born 1992 in Kitzbühel. Since 2012 she studies with professor Judith Eisler at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and has already participated in numerous exhibitions in Vienna including Künstlerhaus, wellwellwell and Kunstbüro. Furthermore she was featured in the Spike groupshow „48 Drawings“ in Berlin.
Gogl's method of practice can be described as a processing of stockphostography and pictographs (emoticons) which she finds while traveling or on the internet and the subsequent ironic manipulation of these subjects in her paintings. An dissociation takes place when she occasionally resizes her original findings like in „Santorini Pt. 1“, where she blows up a notepad, typically used in Austrian gastronomy, to the size of a canvas. Additionally the titles of her works broaden the imagery space in its meaning.
„And I Like You a Lot“ is Sophie Gogl’s first solo show in a gallery. In May - alongside Anna Jermolaewa and Marko Lulic - her works will be presented in the exhibition „Ikona i Ikonki“ at Fundacja Wabawbaw in Krakow curated by Goschka Gawlik.