Sofia Stevi, <i>Tell me if I am too much</i> (installation view), 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Tell me if I am too much</i> (installation view), 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>G.E.</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Working at night</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> The Loot (Celerina)</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Cactus Man Salute</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>The Hunter (Celerina)</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>man with watermelon seen through the tram in zurich</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> Nipple Sniffer</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Friend of Silence</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> Dark Room</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Aphrodite on the Shore</i> (left); <i>Lovemaking</i> (right), 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>47(Athens Summer Drawing I)</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Athens Summer Drawing III</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Athens Summer Drawing IV</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Drawing</i>(Lover series), 2015
Sofia Stevi, <i>Waiting</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Birth</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Untitled</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Hydra Drawing</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Hydra Drawing</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Birth</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> Friend</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> Friend</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> Friend</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Growing Hair (Ita-Vita Series)</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Lovebug (Ita-Vita Series)</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Protection (Ita-Vita Series)</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Pillow II</i> (installation view), 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Not too much at all</i>, 2016
Sofia Stevi,<i> Not too much at all </i>(detail), 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Not too much at all</i> (detail), 2016
Sofia Stevi, <i>Opium (Athens Summer Drawing II)</i>, 2016

Sofia Stevi, Tell me if I am too much (installation view), 2016

Sofia Stevi
Tell me if i am too much

7th August 2016 — 21st August 2016

ALMA ZEVI, Lendi Projects, Celerina, CH

Sofia Stevi is an artist who is interested in opposites; in living but also dreaming. Her paintings convey a simultaneous sense of passively observing and actively experiencing different spaces. The spaces in question are often confused yet domestic, and might fuse indoor and outdoor elements, or sexual symbols and psychedelic patterns. Gravity and perspective are largely lost, re enacting a sense of moving through unrestricted space and time.

For her exhibition and residency in Celerina, Stevi used ink and watercolours to produce a series of large-scale paintings on untreated cotton fabric, and small drawings on paper. The paintings form an installation that becomes a unique sea of colour, with semi transparency confronting calligraphic black lines. The iconography of these new paintings grew from sights that became routine, but never wholly familiar, to the artist on her daily walks in the Alpine forests during her residency; these can be read as mushrooms, slugs, trees and bones, while taking on an anthropomorphic and often sensual dimension. The narrative is by turns bizarre, foreboding and witty, while remaining largely unreadable.

Sofia Stevi was artist in residence in Celerina From July to August 2016. The artist continued working on her residency through the duration of the exhibition, adding and removing works, thus creating an exhibition concept that is fluid and experimental, and an excerise in both making and presenting.

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