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Sophie Perkins

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Degree: Fine Art
University: Falmouth University
Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement

My abstract painting practise aims to explore the interplay between the outer and inner landscape. Through the process of painting, the connection between body and mind, is explored as a radiation of the experienced world. The contemplative and dynamic energy of the work oscillates between chance, control and careful restraint. Membranes of flooded pools of pigment transcend mechanisms of the sensory perception intertwining Nature and the 'nature of being'.

Rather than a direct response to a particular place, the painting is a depiction of what is seen and what is felt with great emphasis of the phenomenology of being in the landscape. Working with watered down acrylic mediums and natural pigment, I use a pouring and soak-stain technique to achieve fluid notions of the coastal landscape bringing to the forefront visual observations and perceptions of colour and a configuration of the world around us.

Through a thoughtful consideration of Hue and Tone, the abstract compositions question the language of colour in attempt to paint the texture of memory and perception in the manipulation of the optics of colour and light. The intuitive play of paint ignites the conscious/subconscious role, unfolding the term the ‘inner landscape’ through the exploration of the materiality and alchemy of paint on raw canvas. It is through process and gesture that my embodiment of the landscape is released and poured onto canvas using the physical body to enact a perpetual experience to mirror the interchangeable exchange between body, mind and landscape in its constant dynamic flux.

Group Exhibitions

2020, Falmouth Showcase, Falmouth University, Online
2019, 3 Artists, 3 Materials, TAAG, Teignmouth
2019, Proposals For Change, Wellington Terrace, Falmouth
2019, Outside In, The Poly, Falmouth
2018, Artizan Summer Open Show, Artizan Gallery, Torquay
2018, Whatever You Want, Falmouth University, Falmouth
2017, Summer Show, Totnes Art & Design Foundation Course, Totnes
2015, Student Art Exhibition, Artizan Gallery, Torquay
2015, Student Art Exhibition, Artizan Gallery, Torquay

Original works:

Forecast of Blue

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£550

Seek and Repose

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£1500

Sand Dunes

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£1500

Line of Spray

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£1500

Green Is Nature's Basic Colour...

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£550

Unfold

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£500

A Deep Light

By Sophie Perkins

2020 Graduate

£500