East London Artist to Watch

Every once in a while you make an unexpected discovery. Sophie Castle is an artist who's not afraid to let the viewer into some very private places


Having studied at The Royal Drawing School in East London and Central Saint Martins, Sophie aims to tackle the expectations, 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. Sophie recently offered up her talents for Portraits for NHS Heroes, set up by artist Tom Croft as a way of saying a small thank you to our frontline workers.


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