The world will not be put in order 2013

© Sophie Cape

206 x 284cm  $24,500

soil, blood, charcoal, bitumen and ink on canvas    SOLD



Stormfront 2012

© Sophie Cape

233 x 193cm  

mixed media on canvas    SOLD



Master and Commander 2011

© Sophie Cape

208 x 286 cm  $24,500

blood, bone, oil, tar and charcoal on canvas



Les Innocents 2012

© Sophie Cape

215 x 289cm  $24,200

mixed media on canvas    SOLD



Tsunami 2011

© Sophie Cape

200 x 300cm  

mixed media on canvas    SOLD



Succumb to the Fall 2011

© Sophie Cape

190.5 x 278cm  

mixed media on canvas    SOLD



White Heat 2011

© Sophie Cape

207 x 277cm  

bone, soil, rust, house paint on canvas    SOLD



Rupture 2010

© Sophie Cape

206 x 281cm  $12,000

mixed media on canvas    SOLD



All that is solid melts into air 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $5,500

Unique state etching and mixed media on paper



Top End Study 2011

© Sophie Cape

30 x 55cm  $1,200

mixed media on paper



Slovakia Crash Study II 2011

© Sophie Cape

30 x 35cm  $1,100

mixed media on paper



Willpower 2011

© Sophie Cape

185 x 270cm  

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Burnt Belly Black 2011

© Sophie Cape

140 x 140cm  

soil, acrylic, tar charcoal, ink and bone on perspex canvas    SOLD



Sinking 2010

© Sophie Cape

185 x 270cm  $8,500 mounted in perspex box

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Darkness Descends 2010

© Sophie Cape

185 x 268cm  $5,500 (unframed)

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Maelstrom 2010

© Sophie Cape

185 x 268cm  $5,500 (unframed)

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Dance with the Devil on the Inland Sea 2010

© Sophie Cape

185 x 268cm  $8,500 mounted in perspex box

mixed media on paper    SOLD



Charcoal mourning 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $5,500

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper



Angels and the firmament 2013

© Sophie Cape

88 x 118cm  $5,500

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper



Deluge 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper    SOLD



Ex Infernis 2013

© Sophie Cape

88 x 118cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper    SOLD



Night terrors 2013

© Sophie Cape

88 x 118cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum, chine colle, acrlyic and wire on 640 lana gsm paper    SOLD



What the wind whispers to itself 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundun and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper    SOLD



Memory Trace 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum and chine colle on 640 lana gsm paper    SOLD



Artaud 2013

© Sophie Cape

89 x 118cm  $5,500

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum, chine colle and ink on 640 lana gsm paper



Felon from herself 2013

© Sophie Cape

89 x 118cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum, chine colle, acrylic, soil, charcoal and wire on 640 lana gsm paper



Fire and iron 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $3,800

unique state etching, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, relief, carborundum, chine collect, plaster and charocol on lana 640 gsm paper    SOLD



in somnis veritas 2013

© Sophie Cape

90 x 120cm  $3,800

unique state etchings, aquatint, drypoint, spit-bite, foul-bite, cabordundum, chine colle, acrylic and charcoal on lana 640 gsm paper    SOLD

 

Sophie Cape

Artist Statement

Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, the work of Sophie Cape straddles the sublime with a cathartic expulsion of energy. Exploding with violence across the page, her works are vast in scale and performative in their execution.




Visceral and dramatic, harking back to her past as an elite and damaged athlete, Cape seeks a raw, direct expression through engagement with the body’s physicality in order to render an instinctual and emotional act of expression.




Working outside in the desert, free from constraints, using unconventional mediums and revelling in their gross materiality, Cape excavates her unconscious in the desire to rip the figure and face wide open. These works are psychological self portraits, voicing the dialogue between the internal and external landscape, and of past and present experience.




The contrast of survival and decay, be it in a desert landscape, in the physical body, or in the mind, is where Cape is searching for what lies between the beauty and the horror that is the exquisite tragedy of the human condition. Offering a theatrical encounter with the spectator in the hope of breaking through language, to touch life.