b.1995 Sophie Castle is a British artist based in London. Sophie’s practice is an exploration of personal, female identity and sexual empowerment through the use of the historical motif, the nude. Her work aims to tackle the subservient and fragile portrayal of the female nude, allowing a modern view of what the nude can denote. In her recent work by portraying both herself and her boyfriend in the classical nude methodology as well as within a platonic, domestic setting the power of sexualisation lies with her, the artist, and not the viewer. Sophie’s work portrays an intimate narrative, it is both welcoming yet intrusive, her honesty renders her vulnerable yet her depiction is confident and confronting. The issue of the embodied female as both an artistic subject and object are addressed by commanding self-representations.
STUDIED Fine Art BA - Central Saint Martins, London 2015-2018 Foundation year - The Royal Drawing School, London 2014-2015 Anatomical Drawing course - Oxford University 2014 Brentwood School, Essex
EXHIBITED DEGREE SHOW ONE: ART, Central Saint Martins, 23.05.18 - 27.05.18 Nudity , Deptford Cinema, 20.04.18 Testing Testing, Central Saint Martins, 16.03.18 Antidote, Central Saint Martins, 24.11.17 Open Studios, Central Saint Martins, 18.11.16 Foundation Show, The Royal Drawing School, 09.06.15 - 13.06.15
AWARDS Shortlisted for the final of the BP Portrait Award, 2018 Shortlisted for The ACS Studio Prize, 2018