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Sophie Nyns


Her world is a world of dreams, fantasies, and gentle provocation. Sophie Nyns navigates with an almost childish naivety between the movements of Pop Art, les Nouveaux Réalistes or Cobra. Together with Alexander Calder, Jean Tinguely, Niki de Saint Phalle or Karel Appel she shares the same joy and happiness of life, the apparently lightness of being.

The female figures she then creates in terracotta and bronze reminds us of the ones we see in the work of Delvaux. Women who seem to stare into the distance or into space, figures who flaunt their proud nudity with their breasts carried high and whose bodies stand in sharp contrast with the detached expression of their faces, who sometimes turn into facetious angels thanks to a pair of wings they grow on their backs. They are given titles or names that Eric Satie would have gladly used and which refer to the theme of the amorous seduction. Sophie Nyns represents the non-intellectual side of surrealism of the late sixties and seventies, the escape into fantasy through a language close to the one of the old Etruscan, Greek, Roman or Egyptian cultures.


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