sophie vallance cantor’s cat paintings explore anxiety and empowerment

Alice Newell-Hanson, i-D Magazine, 25 Aug 2017

The Berlin-based artist turns everyday experiences into funny, beautiful canvases that she sometimes presents balanced on rolls of toilet paper or framed by vases of flowers.

 

The cats arrived at the same time that she began painting again and wove themselves into her work. "I'm so interested in everyday experiences and everyday things, and they were there," she remembers. "As the work progressed, they sort of became a symbol of the protector for me. When I'm struggling with things in my life, my cats are there for me. Through history also, cats have a big symbolism as protectors."

 
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