Sophie Holstein is interested in the emotional and spiritual side of how people experience each other. Her work reflects her experiences with and observations of people. The figure is the primary subject in her work and is mostly depicted as a gestural silhouette, painted intuitively and fast.

Although her inspirations are derived from reality, my paintings and drawings are not specifically narrative. The invention of a stage helps her to place the characters in a context that blurs recognition. The fragmented reality then, becomes a place that offers a new perspective on familiar effects caused by interaction between people.
By creating paintings and drawings fraught with psychological content, she explores and filters the impact of my surroundings. Holstein’s goal is to translate figures into shapes and colors and to discover the essence and magic of crowds.

Elsewhere Project | Untitled (Greed)