my first real paintings (2012)
paintings sewed on top of each other
performative painting (2012)
Wax painting in burning process
Look at Sofia Duchovny
Sofia Duchovny’s work evolves from processes of transformation and destruction. For her piece my first real paintings, Duchovny modified her own paintings. Using their different sizes as parameters, they are being sewn on top of each other, only sparing the borders of the original paintings. my first real paintings has marked the beginning of an ongoing series of works. In one of her current projects forgotten paintings, she went even further by handling unwanted paintings from various artists in the same manner. This process of creation queries lone authorship and artistic genius, at the same time emphasizing the aspect of failing as an important part of Duchovny’s work. my first real paintings expands its strength in conversation with the viewer: the viewer’s gaze is led from the coloured borders to the blank middle, creating a moment of expectation, which is ultimately not met. The top canvas layer seems to shield what is lying underneath, thus challenging the viewer’s imagination. Duchovny’s work manifests and reveals the act of failing within itself. Her representation of art as a collective process describes ideological rather than materialistic values. Duchovny’s work performative painting for Artroulette Dollar Venture transcends these themes as well as referring to the commodification of the artwork.
*Come and take in Duchovny’s extraordinary work performative painting live at Artroulette Dollar Venture on April 12th 2014, which will also be on view in the subsequent exhibition.*
Sofia Duchovny is currently studying in her final year at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She has participated in several exhibitions internationally and just won the prestigious Antje und Jürgen Conzelmann Award.