Magnus Sodamin Debuts "Infinity Split" at Primary Projects
Photo by Monica McGivern
Magnus Sodamin has been busy. The multidisciplinary artist has not only been showing his work throughout Miami Fashion Week, but will debut a solo show this week at Primary Projects.
While Sodamin is no stranger to the downtown Miami space, this latest endeavor will be his biggest. Titled "Infinity Split," Sodamin will cover the gallery in floor-to-ceiling imagery, another vibrant and large-scale display of the artist's fascination with the fluidity of art and the viewer's involvement in it.
Sodamin's work often creates a fully-immersive experience. During last year's Downtown Art Days, Sodamin presented Illuminations, in which his paintings served as a highly saturated backdrop for body-painted figures to dissolve into and dance within. This dissolution of boundaries continues in "Infinity Split," where the viewer will find no clearly defined barriers, and thus a direct link from Sodamin's process to his final creations.
Primary founder Books Bischof says in addition to being a celebration of transition and possibility, "Infinity Split" shows the evolution from Sodamin's first solo exhibition "Into the Rainbow Vein" in 2013 to current day. "He is asking viewers to meet him where he's at right now by creating a seemingly endless environment in our gallery," Bischoff says.
Sodamin's massive mural at Jose de Diego Middle School.
Photo by Shelly Davidov
Sodamin trained at Nansenskolen (Nansen Academy) in Lillehammer, Norway and received his BFA from the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 2012. His work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout Lillehammer and Miami, including Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the Margulies Collection, Lotus House Women’s Shelter, and Primary Projects.
Magnus Sodamin: "Infinity Split," opening reception Thursday, March 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Primary Projects, 151 NE Seventh St., Miami. Visit primaryprojectspace.com.
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