Sophie Lourdes Knight
Knight approaches her canvases, raw and unprimed, with lush palettes of oil, acrylic, and vinyl paint. Working from the human body, she develops loose compositions on canvas and paper, staining, smearing, and building up rich textural layers. In doing so, she reconstructs the original imagery with a degree of abstraction that is distinctly of the body, yet lacking reality. Knight also often works across disciplines, using casting techniques to build sculptures in concrete and plaster that serve as organic counterpoints to her heavily opaque two-dimensional works.