A collection of work by Greek artist Sofia Nifora. At the moment based mostly in London, Nifora’s newest work attracts inspiration from the idyllic landscapes of her upbringing in rural Greece. Whereas Nifora has at all times been within the concept of nostalgia and idealized moments, her apply has just lately shifted away from merely representing nostalgic moments in on a regular basis life to focusing extra on the feelings and patterns that underpin them. This transition coincided with the ultimate 12 months of her MA in addition to the passing of her father through the pandemic. Unable to work as she had earlier than, Nifora started charting new creative territory, rediscovering core ideas, and finally turning her artwork apply right into a coping mechanism for her grief and loss:
“Private experiences of grief and migration are transmuted into symbolic representations of what as soon as was and is not any extra — an exploration of how actuality is manipulated inside our reminiscences. Whereas my work operate as metaphors for these reminiscences, additionally they possess an autonomy unbiased of their unique topics. The essence of my imagery lies within the transient and wild nature, with a selected concentrate on the depiction of untamed grasses. I deal with the house I create as a tangible picture of the psychological realm we enter once we launch ourselves from the fast environment, surrendering to our creativeness and discovering ourselves immersed in an area teeming with reminiscences, hopes, desires, and the presence of those that have departed or are but to come back.”
See extra photographs from “We too have been there, although we will land no extra” beneath.