Flash Art


Each and every person in Sandra Scolnik’s paintings is an image of the artist her­self. She might appear as a child an old woman, or middle aged man — fat, thin attractive, or grotesque. The multiple Scolniks are looking at the viewer with a serious and rather melancholy psychological intensity, seeming to ask, “Who am I?” Her paintings are immaculately rendered and quite small (40 cm x 30 cm) — perhaps the smallest in the Biennale. The intimacy of her work is in strong contrast to the current International Biennale style that tends to favor dramatic technologically complex installations.