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
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