The Reading

Artist Name : Sofía RuizCV

The Reading

Oil and Acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm | 35.4 x 43.3 in.

USD 6,000

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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. In this surreal reading 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.

This surreal reading painting offers a surreal glimpse into a haunting narrative. Two young children sit with books in their laps, their faces painted in eerie shades of greys and greens, a stark departure from the flesh tones of reality. This unsettling choice is a reminder that these children exist in a realm beyond our conventional understanding. They are not engaged with their books, but they stare out of the canvas, their expressions intensified by an unsettling aura, conjuring visions of horror and unease.

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 100 × 15 × 15 cm

Black, Brown, Green, white


Above USD 5,000