SOPHIE GOUDMAN PEACHEY
Sophie is a phenomenal rising UK talent. Born in 1994, her work combines creative excellent media such as printmaking, painting and collage, working to examine womxn reclaiming their strength, WHILE also revealing masculinity, felinity, androgyny, vulnerability and power. Her work explores the narratives surrounding intersectional feminism.
Her work is unbelievably empowering, turning the patriarchal narrative on its head, and allowing women space to be whoever they want and choose.
Here are some quotes from our interview, which is available in full on my website. We discussed her inspiration from David Lynch films, her advise to young artists and her favourite female artist right now, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami (A She Curates Favourite!!)
"My work explores ideas surrounding intersectional feminism, but also mental health issues, relationship dynamics and self-identity."
Sophie, what you want your work to say?
I want my work to connect people together and to represent the experience of all womxn. The work always comes from a place of self-exploration and reflection so I hope for it to resonate with peoples’ inner selves. I leave a lot of the work open for interpretation because I find it allows for it to speak to each of us individually on a deeper basis. My work explores ideas surrounding intersectional feminism, but also mental health issues, relationship dynamics and self-identity.
I have loved your work for a while and wondered, where do you get your inspiration?
Other artists, music, God, film (especially David Lynch), fashion, photography, nature.
Tell us about your colour palette?
I take a lot of inspiration for my colour palette from artists like Gauguin, Freud, Matisse and Modigliani. I like juxtaposing vibrant colours next to earthy tones. Alizarin crimson and viridian green are two key colours in my palette as they create a great, rich depth of colour.
What advice would you give to an aspiring artist?
My advice would be to remain true to yourself and your vision. I think often we feel pressured to look at what people are achieving around us and for the same to be happening for ourselves right now. But remember you have your own journey and that everything happens in your own, perfect, timing. There will be many ups and downs but perseverance, patience and self-belief will get you where you want to be.
Your favourite female artist working at the moment?