sophia szilagyi

past places

10 november - 9 december 2017

Sophia Szilagyi's images draw on a long tradition of depicting beauty and the sublime in nature, from masters such as Caspar David Friedrich and Joseph Turner to more contemporary artists such as Bill Henson.

Her prints are not merely pretty or sentimental; they are as much about the power and danger of nature as they are about a search for beauty and truth communicated through images of the natural environment. A sense of wonder and awe at the drama of the natural world infuses her works. Sophia also creates an impression of impending danger, of encroaching darkness in the physical world that reflects an internalized topography, giving form to unseen emotional and imaginative experiences.

Her prints have an ethereal atmospheric beauty, created by overlaying digital images that form shifting and ambiguous surfaces, with strong contrasts of light and shadows. Sophia prints on archival rag paper, giving her images a soft, almost painterly appearance.

Sophia Szilagyi's prints can be found in over 30 important collections around Australia including Artbank, Parliament House Collection, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Print Council of Australia, Burnie Regional Art Museum, Charles Darwin University, Geelong Art Gallery, State Library of Victoria, Curtin University and the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum. She studied Fine Art at RMIT in Melbourne, graduating with Honours in 2000. This is her 14th solo exhibition, and her second at Turner Galleries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sophia szilagyi artwork
memory
edition 5/15
digital print on rag paper
44 x 61cm
2013
$1,220
sophia szilagyi artwork
tender
edition 2/10
digital print on rag paper
60 x 83cm
2015
$1,855
sophia szilagyi artwork
long shadows
edition A/P
digital print on rag paper
21 x 21cm
2014
$600
sophia szilagyi artwork
warm winds I
edition 2/10
digital print on rag paper
99 x 99cm
2016
$2,950
sophia szilagyi artwork
warm winds II
edition 3/10
digital print on rag paper
100 x 103cm
2016
$2,950
sophia szilagyi artwork
shifting
edition 4/10
digital print on rag paper
65 x 60cm
2015
$1,450
sophia szilagyi artwork
place
edition 5/15
digital print on rag paper
70.4 x 70cm
2013
$920
sophia szilagyi artwork
nature hesitate variation
edition 9/20
digital print on rag paper
57.5 x 82cm
2010
$1,360