Sofia Bachvarova Visual Artist
The VowsBeyond The Hanging Gardens  /  Bardo VBeyond The Hanging Gardens / Bardo IVShe Often Found Herself Tethered Between What Wasn't There And What Was To Be Gone NextTrepidation Of OneWhat Precious Time We Have Such Were the Laws of Tacit UnderstandingThe Last Time She Saw Him He Told Her It Will Be ForeverBeyond The Hanging Garden: Bardo ITat Vam Asi Beyond The Hanging Garden: Bardo IIBeyond The Hanging Garden: Coming UndoneCockfight For All the Sacrifices We Have Done In VainPercephone's DreamShe Was Often Reported Gone On a Wild Goose ChaseAnd He Entrusted Him with the Sword of IgnoranceBetween The Dancer and The Dance"The Mysterious Flame "
These paintings are shamanic journeys.
They do not aim to tell stories, although they seem to do so.
They are about nonsensical rituals - borrowed or invented, which only seem familiar to the figures engaged in them. Alien in nature, yet familiar in its visceral charge, the alchemical journey is to be taken alone.