Estela Sokol was born in São Paulo, in 1979, where lives and works. In the pursuit of a new pictorial mindset in sculpture, the artist uses color and light as key elements and combines painting techniques such as encaustic, pigment, spray and enamel to materials like concrete, beeswax, stone, paraffin, foam, steel, brass, wood, graphite, fabric, ceramic and resin.
Among the national and international exhibitions in which she participated are the solo exhibitions "Lastro", at Centro Cultural São Paulo (São Paulo, 2003), "Se o deserto fosse laranja a coisa seria cor de rosa", at Museu da Taipa (Macau, China, 2012), and "Lanchinho", na Galeria Marília Razuk + Anita Schwartz (São Paulo, 2018); and the group shows "Desvio", at Funarte (São Paulo, 2002), and III Bienal Internacional de Arte Gaia (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, 2019).
The artist was recognized with the awards 34º Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, in Santo André, São Paulo (2006), I Concurso Itamaraty de Arte contemporânea, em Brasília (2011) and Prix Piza, in Paris (2019). Sokol’s works integrates important collections such as Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, Brazil Embassy in London and Itamaraty.
Source: Kogan Amaro Gallery.