North South by Sofia Areal, 2015 (en)


“North South or South North, opposites have always attracted me, the contrast between white and black, the chiaroscuro, yes and no, between joy and sorrow. The security that comes from insecurity attracts me deeply, strong goals achieved in difficult situations. Being born in a southern European country the Northern culture has always attracted me, from painting, literature to cinema.

This small exhibition at the Portuguese Embassy it’s a first step in my life as an artist with 35 years of practice and once again meets my desire to “counter”! At an age I could be longing for a calmer life, I re-affirm my desire for instability, of not taking anything for granted. And here in a circular shape which is part of my pictorial vocabulary I close the circle or restart it – North South.”

Sofia Areal | October 2015