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Sofia Carmi

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Blue Symphony #1, 2014 Oil 30x40 © sofia carmi
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Desertscape, 2012 Oil 36x24 © sofia carmi
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Sienna Desert, 2015 Oil 30x40 © sofia carmi
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Yellow Flame, 2011 Oil 30x40 © sofia carmi
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Blue Song, 2014 Oil On Canvas 40x30" © 2012 Sofia Carmi
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Red Park, 2012 Oil 36x24
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Blue Park, 2012 Oil 36x24
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Black Symphony, 2016 Oil 30x40 © sofia carmi
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Red Rhapsody, 2016 Oil On Canvs 36x24" © Sofia Carmi
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Rhapsody in Brown & Blue, 2016 Oil On Canvas 36x24" © sofia carmi
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Blue Rhapsody, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36x24 © sofia carmi
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Sunset Now, 2015 Oil 30x40 © sofia carmi
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Arch Views, 2015 Oil 24x36 © sofia carmi
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Cycle of Life, 2009 Oil 30x40 © sofia carmi
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LIGHT in the FORREST, 2010 Oil 30x24 © sofia carmi
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Red Meadow #2, 2012 Oil 40x30 © sofia carmi
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Angles, 2015 Oil On Canvas 24x30" © sofia carmi
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Rhapsody in Blue and White, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30x30" © sofia carmi
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Cosmic Desert, 2017 Acrylic On Linen On Board 26x24" © sofia carmi
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Winter Blue, 2017 Oil On Canvas 30x40" © sofia carmi
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Carnine Red Park, 2016 Oil On Canvas 40x30 © sofia carmi
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Cycle of Colors, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36x22" © sofia carmi
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Blue Cycle, 2017 Oil On Canvas 36x20 © sofia carmi
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Colors of Red, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36x24" © sofia carmi
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Cycle of Seasons , 2015 Oil On Canvas 36x24" © sofia carmi
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Redscape, 2017 Oil On Canvas 40x30" © sofia carmi
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Brownscape, 2017 Oil On Canvas 40x30" © sofia carmi
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Painted Desert, 2015 Oil On Canvas 19x16" © sofia carmi
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Desert Spring , 2015 Oil On Canvas 30x40" © sofia carmi
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Boneland, 2016 Oil On Canvas 40x30" © Sofia Carmi
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Quick Facts
Lives in
San Francisco, Ca
Works in
oils, acrylics, watercolor
Schools
New College of California San Francisco, 1989, M.A.
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
OCAD University - Ontario College of Art and Design, 1978, BFA
Tags
mixed-media, modern
METAPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS

My paintings are abstract in form and composition, inspired by the colors of nature.  The imagery is painted in organic geometric style in oils, thickly layered with brush and palette knife on canvas. The space is divided in different colors.

I paint as I see and feel while integrating an idea. Each concept is hidden underneath the layers of paint. This allows for a multiplicity of meanings and--although the subject is abstract in form--the content emerges with time and reflection.

The painting style is an ongoing search of form, spontaneous expression, imagination and vision.  The paintings are a direct connection between the observation of the world and one's own inner reality--a bringing together of the conscious and the subconscious through the act of painting.

The paintings capture the emotional and mental world. It is a way of looking for the essence of the essential, and using the paint to transform it, like alchemy.

The paintings are a visible record of my experience, memory, artistic philosophy and dreams. They are colored by various places of travel, growing up in several countries, and my current residence in San Francisco.

 

A painter's reality is weaving together each series and making the painting alive and anew every time I paint. Each painting and series has a hidden story that unfolds as a metamorphosis occurs from pigment to a painting.