"The concept of making something beautiful from accumulated trash is a repeated action that I use as practice for when we can pick up the debris and rebuild Venezuela"
Francisca Sosa López is a Venezuelan artist who lives and works in London. In 2015 she received a BA in Fine Arts and a BA in Art History from the University of Colorado, Boulder USA. She later returned home to Caracas until she moved to London to pursue her MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Arts (2020). Her practice is focused on painting while exploring materiality and processes as a means of communication. Her work is deeply influenced by her country and the various ongoing crises, specially migration. Looking to showcase what is home for her, Sosa López's work explores colors and gestures inspired by music and nature. She is the recipient of the Provost Purchase Prize for UCL East, 2020, and the Adrien Carruther's Award 2020/2021, nominated for the Almacantar Studio Award 2020 and selected as one of Saatchi Art's Rising Stars 2020.