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Sophia Starling – Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2013

Written by Matt Tillett
Published date 07 March 2013

sophia starling painting 2013

Camberwell College of Arts BA Painting alumna Sophia Starling will be showing new work as part of the Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2013 exhibition.

Sophia was one of three artists selected for the 2013 Jerwood Painting Fellowships. She was chosen from more than 300 entries by mentors and selectors; Marcus Harvey, Mali Morris RA and Fabian Peake.

Sophia’s “work explores the infinite possibilities for abstract painting in three dimensions. Through an endless process of stretching and re-stretching, she wraps long lengths of material around large wooden strains pleating sections of canvas into circles before adding paint. Once dry she begins to partially undo the canvas, revealing a richly coloured contour interrupted by darts of bare canvas that slice through the shape.”

sophia starling and mali morris RA

Dates: 13 March – 28 April 2013

Venue: Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

The exhibition will then tour venues within the UK, including BayArt, Cardiff and The Gallery at NUCA, Norwich.

Images top to bottom: Painting by Sophia Starling. Mali Morris RA and Sophia Starling.