• SOPHIE WAHLQUIST

  • Sophie Wahlquist’s work explore themes of growth and reproduction. She is aiming for an image of the psychological states of...
    SOPHIE WAHLQUIST, UNTITLED, 2019, SOFT PASTEL ON PAPER

    Sophie Wahlquist’s work explore themes of growth and reproduction. 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.

     

    Flowers become portraits of groups rather than a still life and I can relate to a breastfeeding monkey as much as I feel the estrangement and separation I find between people. – Sophie Wahlquist

  • Sophie Wahlquist, Realtor, 2019

    Sophie Wahlquist

    Realtor, 2019 Acrylic, ink, soft pastel and marker on paper
    Framed: 69 3/4 x 56 in (177.1 x 142.2 cm)
    Paper: 65 x 51 1/4 in (165.1 x 130.2 cm)
  • Sophie Wahlquist, Forest, 2019

    Sophie Wahlquist

    Forest, 2019 Soft pastel on paper
    Framed: 63 1/4 x 55 3/4 in (160.6 x 141.5 cm)
    Paper: 58 1/2 x 51 in (148.6 x 129.5 cm)
  • Sophie Wahlquist, Beach, 2019

    Sophie Wahlquist

    Beach, 2019 Ink, acrylic and soft pastel on paper
    Framed: 63 1/4 x 49 1/4 in (160.6 x 125 cm)
    Paper: 58 1/2 x 44 1/2 in (148.6 x 113 cm)
  • Sophie Wahlquist, Growth, coming and going, 2019

    Sophie Wahlquist

    Growth, coming and going, 2019 Soft pastel on paper
    Framed: 46 3/4 x 40 1/2 in (118.7 x 102.8 cm)
    Paper: 42 x 35 3/4 in (106.7 x 90.8 cm)