Cynthia Soto - Photographs New York Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Karpio + Facchini Gallery, Miami

  • Catalogue Essay

    Costa-Rican photographer Cinthya Soto deconstructs the manner in which photographs have been traditionally taken and read. By creating large-scale works of common interiors that range from private residences to fruit shops, and, as can be seen in the current lot, cafés, Soto presents murals of familiar and pleasantly inviting scenes. However, the grid presentation fragments the smoothness with which the works are experienced. Moreover, a closer inspection reveals multiple angles and repetition within, engendering a sense of dissonance. Upon learning of the rapid disappearance of many of the spaces depicted, Soto’s works become elegiac mementos of a vanishing sense of cultural familiarity. Cinthya Soto’s work has been exhibited at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San José, Costa Rica, 2002; Casa América, Madrid, Spain, 2004; Karpio + Facchini Gallery, Miami Basel, 2005 and the Venice Biennial, 52nd International Art Exhibition, 2007, where she represented Costa Rica in the Italo-Latino Americano Pavilion. In 2010, Soto was a recipient of the Artistic Creation Projects award at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris.


Café HB

Twenty-eight color coupler prints.
Each 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (74.9 x 74.9 cm), overall 128 x 224 in. (325.1 x 569 cm).
One signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/5 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount; each titled in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000


9 April 2011
New York