I cherish the faded, old and broken and I am naturally drawn to more subtle colours and tones which might have something to do with my Nordic background.

 

 

Sophie Klerk is a Danish mixed media collage artist currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. She has worked in design and illustration for a variety of international clients and she has lived and worked in Denmark, England, Holland and Mexico. She was co-director of artist run project space The Green Bench in New Zealand. She now works as a full-time artist and exhibits regularly in group and solo shows. Sophie works intuitively and creates her artwork by layering paper, found materials and paint combined with her own photography and found anonymous images. She is intrigued by the relationship between colours, texture and shapes and builds up stories in her compositions. The layered and stitched together collages create contrasts that evoke echoes of the past and present. Her work is held in private collections worldwide, and she undertakes collaborations and commissions on request.

 

Exhibitions

Kunstsalonen, Copenhagen 2019

Into the Blue, Space Gallery 2019

Recollections, Three Eyes Gallery 2018

Østerbro Salonen, Copenhagen 2018

Touch, Wellington 2018

Frederiksberg Salonen, Copenhagen 2017

Pop up exhibition, Wellington 2017

80 million years, Space Gallery 2017

Unframed, Space Gallery 2017

Two friends, The Annex 2017

I am She, Space Gallery 2016

Wonderfest, Space Gallery 2015

Holding it Together, Space Gallery 2015

Reflections, Gallery on Guyton 2014

Inside Out, Public art 2011

Reading Rooms, Green Bench Project Room 2011

Wild Swan, Rayner Brothers Gallery 2010

Conversations, Green Bench Project Room 2010

Paperwørks, Green Bench Project Room 2009

Souvenir, Green Bench Project Room 2008