The BALTIC in Gateshead will be seeing out the old year and welcoming in the new with the debut public exhibition from artist Sofia Stevi.
Sofia Stevi was born in Greece in 1982 and studied art in London at Central Saint Martins. She is also the co-founder of Fokidos, an artist-run space where Stevi curates and hosts events regularly.
Sofia’s work usually takes the form of paintings and sculpture. Her style is playful with a hint of innocence, and she plays with colour in such a way that lets you into her mind as both an artist and as a person.
Her use of shape blends the ideas of abstract form and concise objects in such a way that it throws you off in the best way possible. It’s an aesthetic that has wide appeal as well as a certain fringe quality that makes it refreshingly different. You might find yourself stood in front of these pieces of art for a few minutes at a time, lost in its playfulness.
As well as the exhibition, Sofia Stevi herself will be holding an artist talk on Friday 15th December to kick off the exhibition. She will be discussing everything from her inspiration, processes and what she hopes to achieve in the future. If you enjoy getting under the skin of an artist and their work, I thoroughly recommend you attend. Tickets cost £4.00, or £2.50 for concessions (students, unwaged and 60+).
The exhibition will be on display from Friday 15th December and will run until Sunday 22nd April 2018, giving you plenty of time to go and discover this talented artist.
And keeping in mind that this is Stevi’s debut exhibition in the UK, I thoroughly recommend you go and experience this new art for yourselves.
For further information please head to balticmill.com.