Born Perth WA, 1994 Lives and works in Perth I Boorloo
Sophie La Maitre is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep fascination for the unremarkable and unnoticed. Her abstract paintings reflect an intense engagement with the surroundings of daily life.
Finding inspiration in the overlooked elements of our world: the tiny ecosystems under rocks, flowers blooming in abandoned yards, or discarded plastics blown into the corners of industrial zones, Sophie creates an archive of source materials, often in the form of photographs. This material is then reflected through the colours, forms, and compositions found in her intimate, beautifully toned and textured abstract paintings.
A graduate of Edith Cowan University, Sophie has exhibited regularly and been awarded for her work. She has also undertaken a number of residencies and had her work acquired by private collections.