26 April - 14 May 2017
AUSTRALIAN STORY: Adrenaline Brush: Sophie Cape
Described as more like a “rock star” than a painter, Sophie Cape never wanted to be an artist.
A former elite athlete, she was destined for the Olympic Games in two separate sports — first as a downhill ski racer and then as a track cyclist — but her sporting career was shattered after suffering catastrophic injury and undergoing controversial “experimental” body-modification surgery intended to ease her pain and help her performance.
Left physically and psychologically traumatised, Sophie Cape then transformed herself into one of Australia’s most celebrated young artists. It’s a profession she has long resisted, as both her mother Ann Cape and her grandmother the late Gwenna Welch are highly regarded artists. But now Sophie Cape has no doubt about becoming the third generation artist in her family: “Art saved me.”
soil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, blood on canvas 200 x 270cm SOLD #18972
soil, rust, charcoal, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, bitumen on canvas 168 x 210cm SOLD $18974
soil, ash, charcoal, acrylic, pastel, marble dust, graphite, ink, carborundum on canvas 170 x 230cm SOLD #19030
soil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, bitumen on canvas 200 x 270cm SOLD #18973
soil, charcoal, acrylic, salt, graphite, ink and carborundum on canvas 200 x 274cm SOLD #18748