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Sophie Cottingham
updated: 10/19/2012
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (Black) III - detail
Untitled (Black) III - Installation shot
Untitled (Grey) I - detail
Untitled (Felt)
Untitled (Felt) - detail
Untitled (Wool)
Untitled (Wool) - detail
Untitled (Knot Drawing) XII - detail
Untitled (Playing with Reality) - detail
Untitled (Espacio Gallery) - detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, organic, repetition
 
 
Untitled (Black) III - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Black) III - detail
Wool and floor paint sanded onto gallery surfaces
2007
Dimensions variable
Untitled (Black) III - Installation shot by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Black) III - Installation shot
Wool and floor paint sanded onto gallery surfaces
2007
Dimensions variable
Untitled (Grey) I - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Grey) I - detail
Wool
2007
43.3" x  29.5" 
Untitled (Felt) by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Felt)
Wool, felt and cotton thread
2006
33" x  10.7" 
Untitled (Felt) - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Felt) - detail
Wool, felt and cotton thread
2006
33" x  10.7" 
Untitled (Wool) by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Wool)
Wool
2006
49.4" x  26" 
Untitled (Wool) - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Wool) - detail
Wool
2006
49.4" x  26" 
Untitled (Knot Drawing) XII - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Knot Drawing) XII - detail
Ink on paper
2009
0" x  0" 
Untitled (Playing with Reality) - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Playing with Reality) - detail
Graphite and lead on paper and gallery wall
2012
Dimensions variable
Untitled (Espacio Gallery) - detail by Sophie Cottingham
Untitled (Espacio Gallery) - detail
Lead on paper
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Centred on drawing, Cottingham's practice exists on many planes; concurrent with her works on paper, Cottingham also constructs drawings through the process of knitting - using the physicality of the thread she draws with the stitches, creating the holes and frayed edges which intensify the fragility defining her current work.

These three dimensional forms may exist as objects in their own right, more recently their autonomy has become more ambiguous - evolution to installation has seen them integrate with their surroundings; mostly in the floor, these fluid forms respond to the space in which they occupy.  Through an extensive cycle of destruction and reparation these drawings retain evidence of the process by which they were made; an aspect as much a part of the mark-making as the lines of the stitch themselves.

The situation of Cottingham's drawings in the ground is disorientating for the recipient; largely subtle, the 'viewer' unwittingly becomes engaged in a physical interaction with the form, creating, for them, a sense of disconcerting tension.

Artist Bio / CV

SOPHIE COTTINGHAM                                                                    Born June 11th, 1985 in Hampstead, London 

 

EDUCATION

2012   MA Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2007   BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London

2004   BTEC Art and Design Foundation Studies, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London

PRIZES AND AWARDS 

Finalist in the WCA Student Drawing Prize, 2007

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012   Viewpoints, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Road, E2

           Playing with Reality, New Cross Road, SE14

2007   Wimbledon College of Art Degree Show, WCA, London

           Big Breath, Sculpture Studios, WCA, London

2006   On 388 Hackney Road, Halfway House Bar, London, E2

           Let Them Eat Cake, Wimbledon College of Art

2005   Foyer Gallery, London, SW19   (curated by James Ireland)

          Remember the First Time?, Wimbledon College of Art    (curated by Brian Griffiths)

SOLO PROJECTS

2007   Sophie Cottingham @ Kate and Narrow, Kate and Narrow Gallery, London, SW19