The Mystery of Number 4
SOFIA CRUZ ROCHA
2019, Acrylic on canvas, 4 pictures each 40 x 40 cm
A Latin American quote reads: "May you always have air to breathe, fire to warm, water to drink and earth to live".
4 basic elements- fire, water, air and earth
4 qualities - heat, humidity, cold and dryness
4 cardinal points, 4 seasons, 4 winds etc.
This artwork is about following topics:
Manifestation of material
Meaning circle/ human
About the artist
SOFIA CRUZ ROCHA
Sofia Cruz Rocha was born in 1989 in Mexico City. She currently lives and works in Vienna.
Sofia Cruz Rocha studied Fine Arts at the Acedemy of Fine Arts ENPEG Esmeralda in Mexico City, and was invited to study at Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna by the prof. Martin Guttman at the end of her studies. In 2015 she won a scholarship Financing Project Akbild Vienna, Austria and was awarded a FONCA scholarship for Afecciones- a house as a walkable installation, in 2014.
An interview with the artist in spanish: https://youtu.be/kRMYpOfFKnw
An art critic for the Mexican daily La Crónica has put Sofia on the list of the most important Mexican "millenial" artists: Arte y COVID-19 - La Crónica de Hoy | Eduardo Egea | Artgenetic (cronica.com.mx)
Her work has been published at:
2016: Kunstforum International
2015: Circulo - an important platform for Contemporary Art in Latin America
2019: ZONA MACO Art Fair with Galeria Enrique Guerrero,
2018: ZONA MACO Art Fair with Galeria Guadalajara90210.
Her work has been shown internationally at such art institutions as:
2016: Macura Museum, Belgrad
2016: Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
2018: Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 Gallery, Vienna
2014: Museo de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
2008: Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL, Mexico City
Link to full Bio: http://sofiacruzrocha.com/SOFIACRUZ/CV/CV.html
"Sofia Cruz Rocha belongs to the immemorial tradition of the link between art and spirituality, and that she has developed from modernity new paths thanks to painters, mediums and mystics such as Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884), Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) or the artist-healer Emma Kunz (1892-1963), Theosophy disseminated by Madame Blavatsky (1831-1891) or Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy (1861-1925), new spiritual philosophies that in the twentieth century generated echoes or points of artistic contact with the Bauhaus, the Taliesin community (1911-1959) by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) and utopian organizations such as the Anthroposophical Society started in 1902, that of Monte Verità in Switzerland founded in 1912 or since 1968, Auroville in India, examples studied by Mexican artist Santiago Borja (1970)."
(Fragment of text "Art and spirit in expansion: Sofia Cruz Rocha and Introspection as an aesthetic journey." by the art critic Eduardo Egea).