Sophie Teh's paintings are shaped by her early career in architecture, followed by time in the business world as a management consultant. Familiar forms and patterns are used in her art to explore her interest in human psychology and how cultural conditioning and personal memories influences decision-making. Her art plays with both abstract and figurative themes and neo-objects are employed playfully. Forms and colours invite interpretations and dialogues and they ignite associations and emotions that would be different to each viewer. From a positive standpoint, the artist asks, “How much of ourselves are really ourselves?”

Sophie Teh is a Malaysian-born British painter living and working in Barcelona.


Born 1975, Ipoh, Malaysia

Currently living and working in Barcelona, Spain | 



2019-2020      Turps Banana Correspondence 

2011 -2013       London Business School, MBA

2004-2005      The Bartlett, University College London. Architecture Part III

1996-2001       University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Bachelor of Architecture


Group Shows

2019    Freixas Free, La Gloria Factoria de Arte, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

2019    Progressing Painting, Slade School of Art, London

2010    After Redundancy, RIBA, London

Collections and Commissions

On The Bullet Train I-IV. Hotel 1882, Barcelona. Commissioned 2017

Pivot. Private collection, Paris. Acquired 2018.

Girl With Frame. Private collection, Barcelona. Commissioned 2018.

Zeus & Leda. Private collection, Barcelona. Commissioned 2018.

Red, Black and White. Private collection, Berlin, Acquired 2019.

David Bowie Lives in All of Us, Hotel 1882, Barcelona. Commissioned 2019

© 2019 by Sophie Teh. 

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