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One to Watch – Brick Lane Artist

Body & Soul

Every once in a while you make an unexpected discovery. Sophie Castle is an artist who is not afraid to let the viewer into some very private places. Having studied at The Royal Drawing School in East London, Sophie is currently studying fine art at Central Saint Martins and lives in Brick Lane. Rumour has it that there is now a substantial waiting list for the young artist’s work.

Sophie aims to tackle the expectations that, she feels, are forced upon women, while also addressing the profound issues of the embodied female as both an artistic subject and object. She takes the concept of the female nude and remoulds it from a victimised subject, into an exploration of female sexuality and identity. Her drawings are in ink, charcoal and pencil while the paintings are all oils. 


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