Based in: Montisi (SI)
I was born in Mexico City. That’s where I started my studies in architecture. Which strongly influenced my later work in art. I went on Erasmus to Paris for a year, where I did my first fine art drawing : a 170cm tall pencil drawing inspired my Caravaggio, which to my surprise came out really well.. So coming back to Mexico, I set up my first studio and started experimenting with oil paint and sculpture creating enough material to apply to Central Saint Martin’s in London. I got accepted, and studied there for 4 years, graduating with first class honours form my BA in Fine Arts. I did a brief internship for artist Antony Gormely right after graduation, and then had to leave the country because of my visa. That’s when I moved to Italy, and fell in love with nature. I’ve been living in Tuscany since, working as an independent artist. I am also currently studying jazz drums.
Sofia Bracamontes In The Studio
To me painting is a very convenient tool to visualise almost anything. I can play with light, colour, contrast, space and subjects in ways that are impossible outside of it. It offers freedom for the mind. I use it as a portal. I am interested in things I don’t know what they are, in paradoxes, in ambiguity, in silence. I think it’s my way of reflecting on existence and to give homage to life.
More About Sofia Bracamontes
What inspires you?
Light, space, ambiguity, silence, geometry, physics, maths, patterns, life, existence, space, nature, music, fashion.
Describe your creative process.
Exploration, questioning, and risk taking. I see images in my head constantly, and I try to put them on canvas, which opens up a dialogue between what my eyes see and what the paint says.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Light, silence, space
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Scientists, jazz musicians, and many painters.
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Where do you go for inspiration?
Music. Nature. Spirituality. All sorts of images.
Collections Featuring Sofia Bracamontes
Central Saint Martins
United Kingdom, 2014