Inner Nature

18/02/2021 - 17/04/2021

Sofía Fernández Stenström

Sofia portrays what she understands or, perhaps, what she tries to understand. To do so, she captures the proximity and tenderness of the person in front of her. The effect of her work lies in the connection with the person portrayed and with the moment itself. Femininity, bare skin and nature are the leitmotifs of her artistic corpus, all of them crossed by a strong intimacy where both melancholy and fragility are explored.

In Inner Nature, the feminine curve intertwines with that of nature. “If we were to open up to people, we would find landscapes”. Taking Agnes Varda’s phrase, one could say that Sofia’s photography is landscaped unfolded, women unfolded, or all at once.

Sofia portrays what she understands or, perhaps, what she tries to understand. To do so, she captures the proximity and tenderness of the person in front of her. The effect of her work lies in the connection with the person portrayed and with the moment itself. Femininity, bare skin and nature are the leitmotifs of her artistic corpus, all of them crossed by a strong intimacy where both melancholy and fragility are explored.

The monochrome representation of women is related to an exploration of personal identity. Sofia understands herself through the other and an inner nature (Inner Nature). Thus photography functions as a mechanism of purification and exploration, both for the artist and the model. The use of black and white emphasizes the idea of timelessness as well as intimacy, a way for the one outside the frame, the viewer, to recognize himself emotionally.

Still, little more can be said about Sofia’s work because, as she explains, “photography should be felt, not read or explained”.

 

María Valcárcel

Exhibition's artworks

Sofía Fernández Stenström
Sofia, Bassano Del Grappa, 2010
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Anita, Bassano Del Grappa, 2017
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Alina, Bassano Del Grappa, 2019
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Carlota y Beatrice, Barcelona, 2018
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Tessa, London, 2020
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Carlota, Barcelona, 2018
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Maya, Bassano del Grappa, 2012
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Anita, Bassano Del Grappa, 2017
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Elena, Bassano Del Grappa, 2012
Photography 650€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Alexia, Bassano Del Grappa, 2014
Photography 695€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Alina, Francia, 2019
Photography 695€ (IVA incl.)
Sofía Fernández Stenström
Elena, Bassano del Grappa, 2015
Photography 695€ (IVA incl.)