Sophie Douala deals with mathematical precision and geometric formula. In her own words, she attempts to “create a playground” by presenting ideas and feelings through colours and shapes, and the way in which they can be assembled.
The tone of each piece is remarkably different; some embodying deep Rothko-esque tones and some have more jazzy Mondrian lines. However, the one overarching similarity between the works is the sheer skill involved in the creation of each one.
As a French artist living and working in Berlin, you can almost see the vibrancy of the city sneaking into her work: the colours of the sunsets, the harsh industrial edges of the city. Sophie takes graphic design to a level beyond typography and advertising, she works as a visual poet, doing what others do with metaphor and simile with colours and shifting patterns. Never stopping still to wonder about the validity of her expression, this is one artist you’ll want to keep (both) eyes on.
Words/ Ruby Giles