Sophie Wahlquist German, b. 1983
Sophie Wahlquist explores themes of growth and reproduction in her work. She is aiming for an image of the psychological states of humans, raising questions about their role in this world. Social anxieties in an increasingly individualized society are reoccurring concepts which inform the shapes and figures in her work.
Wahlquist’s paintings depart from a state of mind rather than from a narrative. Playing with different genres of painting and medium, new gestures and perspectives reverse existing ideas. She like to negotiate the level to which absence can be replaced by clarity of something intangible or how the depiction of something recognizable can become a trigger for imagination.
The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITIONMelinda Braathen, Paolo Colombo, Pam Evelyn, Reuben Gordon, Iliodora Margellos, Francesca Mollett, Jebila Okongwu and Sophie Wahlquist 24 Jul - 18 Sep 2021
UNTITLED, ART MIAMI BEACH OVR 2020 | IRLMelinda Braathen, Reuben Gordon, Sophie Wahlquist 30 Nov - 12 Dec 2020
Works on PaperMelinda Braathen, Paolo Colombo, Francesca Gabbiani, Reuben Gordon, Dene Leigh, Daniel Silva, Sophie Wahlquist 8 Feb - 28 Mar 2020