A keen observer of her environment, French-British artist Sophie Kitching (b. 1990, Isle of Wight, UK) creates installations, paintings, and sculptures that offer condensed versions of natural phenomena. Sophie Kitching reacts to specific places, found materials, colors and forms, translating their affective properties into new states, either on canvas or in three-dimensional space. Landscape, particularly the problematics of its representation, frequently figures into these explorations. Like under-paintings culled from the world around us, Sophie Kitching’s compositions draw the viewer into a negotiation with space and depth, the seen and unseen, alternating between gestural brushstrokes on the exterior, and the raw material structure beneath.
Her studio features large paintings on canvas, framed works and sculptures, as well as works in progress
Sophie Kitching has exhibited internationally with solo and group shows in Paris at Palais de Tokyo, Villa Emerige, Maison de Chateaubriand, Kenzo Marais, Drawing NOW, Centquatre, National Library of France, Galerie Isabelle Gounod; in New York with House of Ruinart during Frieze New York 2022, at Pioneer Works, 3A Gallery, PS122 Gallery, Park Hyatt NY; in Copenhagen at Alice Folker Gallery and Enter Art Fair; in Marseille at Kiosk in Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, Pièce-A-Part and Double-V-Gallery; in Arles at Galerie Vaste Horizon; in London at The Finch Project and London Art Fair 2023; in Dunkirk at Frac Hauts-de-France; in Frankfurt am Main at fffriedrich; in Berlin at Studio Jeppe Hein; in Torre, Switzerland at Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato.