With a very particular perspective, French painter Sophie Hieronimy re-examines the world. Inspired by Monet’s La Pie, Hieronimy fleshes out what you’ve been missing, the meaning that is wound within what you think you see. A chameleon of sorts, the story lies in the style in which she portrays each subject; her work is sometimes soft and cool, other times the composition is slashed with tension. Her brush stroke can be obvious and playful, infusing an unexpected but obvious vulnerability where you least expect it, and yet in another piece she can be slick and precise, lending it a much starker narrative.
Hieronimy grew up in the suburbs of Paris and began exhibiting her work in 1998. She says she paints to tell stories and that difficult times in her life only increase her desire to make art. She has studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art(Cergy), and at the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her work has been exhibited in France and South Korea.