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
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2004-2005 The Bartlett, University College London. Architecture Part III
1996-2001 University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Bachelor of Architecture
2019 Progressing Painting, Slade School of Art, 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