Sofi Skidgel

Artist Statement

My artwork is a series of abstract portraits that portray people at their most vulnerable. In my work I like to create a sense of balance and harmony using bold lines, and colors that speak to the mood I aim to convey. Snakes and lizards appear in a number of my paintings to pay homage to our Id, which is referenced by many as the reptilian part of our minds. I aim to convey our most primal human emotions in their rawest form, inescapable from the viewers’ gaze. Personal symbolism is always heavily incorporated into my work as well as common dream symbols. Often I pull from dreams I’ve had and they serve as heavy inspiration for my paintings. I want to give the viewer the chance to reconnect with the most deeply rooted aspects of their being.

Delirium
Jealous Vision
Alone at Home
Blue