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On this episode of our podcast, Sophie Derrick shares her creative journey and how she got started with using her skin as the canvas in her vibrant work.

We discuss:

  • How Sophie's work evolved
  • Overcoming negative voices and criticism from Art School
  • Trusting your intuition when it comes to your work
  • + more

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 mounted surface.

Sophie Derrick's practice is founded on self-portraiture, but her blending of sculptural painting and performative photography, successfully transcends any traditional interpretation.

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