Argentinian artist based in London
Sofia Clausse is an Argentinian artist currently undertaking a postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy Schools in London and a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her practice looks into ideas of repetition, time, and translation, by using painting, paper, text, custom tools and systems. She has been part of two groups exhibitions with Amalgama (2020 & 2021, London) and had a solo exhibition at Kupfer (2021, London). Her work has been included in the Royal Academy of Arts 2020 Summer Exhibition, National Gallery (Portland, USA), Special Special (New York, USA), Eve Leibe Gallery (online), and The Shop at Sadie Coles HQ (London).
"Just as language is a tool for communication, creating new tools is like creating new dialects or voices: it can help to convey something that could not be expressed before, and through this, find new meanings. By creating my own words, tools, systems, or linguistic mechanisms to explore with, I am questioning my ways of thinking and making, and thus creating an idiosyncratic and personal process.
The questions that I’m exploring have mainly revolved around ideas of time, repetition, cycles, and translation. I have been exploring these by using text, letterforms, and the system of writing as a material – as elements in my studio that I can mould, shape, and explore the possibilities of, in order to see what else they can do, and how else they could behave.
Through transforming, abstracting, or fragmenting, I want to explore the expressions and gestures of how my language, tools, body, spaces, and limitations function. My practice continues growing in spirals, feeding itself from itself."