Sofia Stevi

Sofia Stevi was born in Athens in 1982 and she is graduate of the Central Saint  Martin’s in London. Her practice is based on paintings but also includes sculptures, installations and books. She has co-founded the artist-run space Fokidos. Sofia Stevi merges in her work two opposites, living and dreaming. Her large scale paintings on unrteated cotton fabric convey a simultaneous sense of passively observing and actively experiences 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. At the same time the cotton fabric bears the sensuality of cotton sheets as if catching a glimpse of the artist’s dreamy thoughts.