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Sofia Aguiar
"I Like Insects / Insects Like Me," 2009

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Sofia Aguiar’s characteristically obsessive figuration of animals here consists of larger-than-life representations of insects in an installation of painting-objects. Rather than the result of a work of pleasure, these paintings are the expression of the exteriorization of psychological suffering. “I am terrified of insects, I hate them; so I draw them obsessively to subdue my dread,” the artist once said in an interview with curator Filipa Olveira.

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