After numerous exhibitions around the world, sculptor Sofia Vari, returns to her routes in Greece with the exhibition Forms and Contradictions. Sixteen monumental, black and white sculptures loom over the Agora and converse with the SNFCC buildings and the Greek light.
The sixteen sculptures of the exhibition Forms and Contradictions, being created within the last decade, constitute the most mature work of the artist. Vari sees herself as a sculptor that paints and makes collages, therefore her work develops around matters of light and volume. It is in her sculptures that one can see the harmonious bridging of contradictions: heavy versus weightless, solid versus motion, light versus shadow and massive versus delicate.
The artist’s decision to make use of only black and white palette for the specific exhibition stems from her fascination with the Greek sunlight and the characteristics of the building. Confronted with a building of minimalist, verging on austere proportions, Vari has composed volumes that communicate a sense of harmony—a strong but never dominating presence. In her own words: “The incorporation of my large-scale sculptures in the environment is paramount. I want them to look as if they have been there always.”
The artist would like to express her thanks to:
SNFCC would like to thank the artist for granting her works for the purposes of this exhibition.