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Sophie Banks

Sophie Banks’ art is playful yet naughty. Her sculptural forms flirt around the borders of sexuality and the body while simultaneously shying away from them. Banks’ forms are sculptural, yet they do not stand as a monument, they instead defy the norms that surround sculpture. The main focus in her practice is the interior in the exterior, baring her own personal and hidden parts of herself out in the open for all to view. The creatures she creates are personified, by either giving them a personality or by allowing the audience to interact with them and in turn forming a relationship to them. Unnerving yet comical, Banks can turn the audience’s perception on its head by leaving viewers in the dark and embracing the unfamiliar familiar.


Louisa Marriott