Sophie Derrick b. 1984 – Lives & works in London, UK
Exploiting the transformative and alchemic properties of painting, photography, and sculpture she pushes out the 'self' resulting in a 'self-less' state. Through her practice, Derrick blanks out and departs from herself, transcending the artist, the woman, becoming 'agender' with the single motive of demonstrating the possibility of reaching a place where we too can be 'other'.
Using her skin as the canvas, Impasto paint is placed sculpturally onto her face, before being rendered flat through digital photography, the image is then re-animated, by thick lashings of paint being applied heavily across the mounting surface
Sophie Derrick's practice is founded on self-portraiture, but her blending of sculptural painting and performative photography successfully transcends any traditional interpretation.
MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London Art, UK
BA Hons Fine Art, Leeds University, UK