Born Perth WA, 1994 Lives and works in Perth I Boorloo
Sophie La Maitre’s practice is centred in a deep fascination for the unremarkable and unnoticed. Her abstract paintings reflect an intense engagement with the surroundings of daily life and express her appreciation of quietude.
She finds inspiration in the overlooked elements of our world such as the unnoticed growth of a house plant, the disturbed sheets of a warm bed, or the weeds sprouting up in unexpected places. Even supermarket bouquets left to wilt are stored away in her archive of source materials, often in the form of small photographs and drawings. 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 with Honours, 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 across Australia.