“…From this new Fine Arts generation, Sônia is the most worried to show the resources of the pure line on the white paper, simply, without tricks. It’s a good thing in these times that new materials could drive us the mistake to be content only for the gratuity of own exposed material.
In Art, is intended a minimum of resources, a maximum of expression. Sônia Gutierrez already demonstrated to have a strong line and a whole inner world to be shown.
The rest is maturity, that will be, maybe, through another expressive ways.
For this she is young. For this she doesn’t believe that Art is whole ready".
José Osório Brzezinski – visual artist, EMBAP teacher.
THE SUN AND THE FISHES
The cover of the book The Sun and the Fishes - poetic prose, brings images. The ones published here (from 38) designed them for an unprecedented children's book and exhibition in plotters that should take place on the streets of the city of Curitiba still in 2017 with haikis of poets from Paraná plus the classic Japanese Sissa and Bashô that have fish as their theme production.
Installation with five thousand envelopes held at MON - Museu Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba-2007. excerpts from the catalog:
“There is a known language of stamps, which is for the language of flowers like the Morse alphabet is for writing.
But how long will flowering between telegraph poles still live?
There are the great post-war artistic stamps, with their full colors,
Have the autumnal dahlias and dahlias of this flora? "[…]
- Walter Benjamin
Solo “Land” – Drawings and Installation
– Culture Foundation of Curitiba Headquarter 3/09/1981.
Gazeta do Povo – Visual Arts – Adalize Araújo.
“The artist serves herself from graphism like main vehicle of expression”.
“Sônia Gutierrez is a contemporary artist who makes visual poetry. An innate researcher, illustrator , objetualist and an installation performer – this artist endowed with an unique social consciousness, […] uses iconographic elements and symbols that create dialogue to a poetics of freedom whom she is a spokesperson in Paraná […] Her works turn into not only on alive manifestos about her life philosophy, but also they register the experimental personality that is own. Her trajectory, among the most reputable in Paranaense Contemporary Art, develops from figuration to abstraction, to research of materials and processes of creation“.
Adalice Araújo (in memorian)
Art Critic affiliates at Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Arte- ABCA e Associação Internacional de Críticos de Arte- AICA.