Sofia Mitsola works primarily with painting to examine the female body. By looking at figures in ancient Egyptian and Greek sculpture, Japanese animation, and pornography she composes her own mythological characters and places them in geometrical, stagelike compositions. These, are painted in vibrant colours and are layered with washes and impasto.
Her paintings often feature bare, larger than life characters who address the viewer with their direct gaze and invite them to look back. Through this act, Mitsola forms dynamic relationships between the painting and the viewer to establish new hierarchies and play with ideas of voyeurism, power, and control.