Sofia Moreno Uriburu

Sofia began her career in the field of arts as a gallery assistant, a position she held for seven years before devoting herself exclusively to her own painting. Since she did not receive training in art at school, Sofia participated in several internships that enabled her to learn the techniques and skills inherent in drawing in painting. She also got to study sculpture and pottery. From 2001 to 2004, she received an education devoted to Fine Arts at the Santa Ana Institute of Buenos Aires.

She makes her pieces by applying acrylic paint to her canvas or on a wooden panel using brushes and spatulas. Sofia plays with textures, lighting and transparencies in order to achieve the desired harmony and shades, using several pictorial levels. Inspired by nature, the artist loves to get lost in it in order to better find herself. The tree - alone or surrounded by its fellow forest creatures - is at the centre of her introspection. For Sofia, the representation of this natural element is both a symbol of knowledge and spirituality and gives her an opportunity to connect the wild characteristics with the primitive ones that each human being holds inside him or herself. And in this way, one can escape, for a moment, from the socio-cultural obligations imposed by modern society.

Her work is influenced by a literary work by the Mexican novelist and psychoanalyst Clarissa Pinkola Estés, "Women Who Run with Wolves", by the daily work of her mother, the artist Marcela Baubeau de Secondigne with whom she has spent a lot of time studying, and works by the contemporary Argentine painter Ignacio de Lucca.