Making Bonds

Artist Name : Sofía RuizCV

Making Bonds

Oil and acrylic on canvas
170 x 110 cm | 67 x 43.3 in.

USD 8,000

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Sofía Ruiz explores human experience in her paintings, offering a unique perspective on themes of otherness, duality, and loss of identity. Drawing from poignant experiences, she navigates memory and family connections, infusing her work with resilience.

Raised amidst her mother’s amnesia and grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, Ruiz’s childhood was marked by disconnection and alienation within her family. This eerie domestic painting is an example of how this sense of isolation permeates her art, which typically features imperfect family units as metaphors for the human condition.

Central to Ruiz’s work are haunting portraits of children suspended in dreamlike states, surrounded by abstract forms hinting at emotional landscapes. These narratives evoke nostalgia, prompting viewers to explore their own experiences.

In Making Bonds, Ruiz presents an eerie domestic painting of two figures emerging from an abstract background. The central focus of the picture is a mother-figure, clad in black, who cradles a young child in her lap. While the mother’s gaze is severe and unwavering, the child gazes outward into space, their expression conveying an ambiguous sense of peace or perhaps even a hint of mortality.

Adding to the intrigue, the child holds an actual red thread in their hands, a tangible element that drops down the canvas, symbolising the intricate bonds that tie the figures together and hinting at themes of attachment, love, and interdependence.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 150 × 15 × 15 cm

Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Orange, white


Above USD 5,000