Title: Der Geist der Menschheit (The Soul/ Spirit of Humankind)
Artist: Sofia Bach
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Description: Inspired by readings on psycho- analysis and personal introspection, this work explores the links between the conscious and the unconscious. The main subject being the interaction between the four parts of the human mind (Chaos, Order, Rationality and Passion), this piece explores the ways in which the female body is perceived. The woman’s bust is represented simultaneously as a nurturing mother but also as a sexualized object. These contradictory assumptions are a wink to the confusions about the role of the modern woman in our society, between the traditional values and those shown through media and pop culture.