Sophie Derrick

is a British artist who graduated at Leeds University in 2008.

She photographs the act of painting directly onto her skin, and then adds a secondary layer of thick paint onto the photographs themselves, resulting in a multi-layered, heavily textural, dynamic composition that gives a huge sense of depth and motion.

Her work incorporates the two mediums of painting and photography. She has a great interest in the materiality and substance of paint, and execute this interest through photography, creating a juxtaposition of the two mediums. She photographs the act of painting on to her skin and then paints on top of the photographs, creating a layering of image of paint and painted image. Her body becomes the canvas for the paint, questioning the traditional concept of painting and portraiture, and the barriers between painting and photography. The body becomes both object and subject in the work.

More about Sophie Derrick and her works here.

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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