15/09/2023 - 28/10/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Sonya Derviz - Closer
Sherbet Green presents Closer, a solo exhibition of works by Sonya Derviz, continuing, and leaning deeper into, her ongoing preoccupation with portraiture, and the artistry, makeup and craft of painting as a medium.
"Shifting and layered, so often obliterated into her own dialect of soft chaos, Derviz’s compositions react to collated, ephemeral visual sources, from found drawings, illustrations, paintings and film stills. Focusing not on the image as a whole, but on the specific elements contained within it, she draws in and repeatedly readjusts these pictures until they dissipate into new metaphysical shapes. This fragmentation allows her to consider these strands as if solely visual, re-writing them into an intuitive artistic language that veers towards expression and emotion over linearity and fixed ideas."
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