“If I had to pick a genre for my painting although difficult, due to the hybrid nature of my work, “magic realism” with a surrealist undertone would be it” Sofia Fotiadou says. .
All of these sources are filtered through a personal lens, which process and alters all these visual stimuli before they are translated with painting brushes unto the canvas. In other words, the mind rules over the body.
Despite this pluralistic approach there is an underlying theme that runs throughout the artist artistic practice. The female psyche and feminine energy that wants to communicate and reveal its true identity by breaking social constraints and stereotypes is a recurrent theme that sets the foundations for each and every painting of her.
In the end these are nothing more that lifetime experiences that give shape and form to each project that Sofia is undertaking. The painting surface is the meeting point where reality clashes with fantasy and vice-versa.