Discover Sophie Derrick's unique process and latest collection "Close to Nothing" created for her groundbreaking exhibition at Contemporary collective Gallery 2017.
"My work very much focuses on portraiture, but with the use of both painting and photography this genre is skewed and manipulated, and the transformative properties of paint are pushed to the limit. I photograph the act of painting onto my skin and then paint on top of the photographs, creating a layering of image of paint and painted image, blurring the boundaries between the two. My 'Self' is lost, buried beneath the paint and the notion of portraiture is questioned. The body becomes both object and subject within the work."
Videography by Tommaso Di Paola, 2017