Sophia Burns takes an original approach to subject painting by layering figurative line drawings onto abstract, kaleidoscopic backgrounds. She uses oil glazing techniques to capture liquid, bright colours. The resulting paintings are highly atmospheric, dream-like and colourful. There's a contrast…Show more between the abstract and figurative, which she also explores through animation and projection. Her playful works are simultaneously joyful and thoughtful - Burns experiences painting as a visual game or an exploratory field, which is what gives them such visual appeal.Show less
"Burns' works are evokative, subtle and yet vibrant. The relationship between abstract and figurative is perfectly balanced in each piece, creating a mysterious and atmospheric space."
Victoria Heald - Rise Art Curator
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