Sophia Juergens is a painter and installation artist. The paintings often involve gradually building up layers of elements. This is a process which may take months. Those layers show repetitions of bits and pieces that either at some point in the artist's life engraved themselves into her pictorial memory, or impose themselves during the act of painting. She works with pigments, oil, balsam turpentine and resin. Stirring the colours, dealing with their consistency, is an essential part of showing the diversity of the haptic of colour on her canvases. She likes to use the paintings that she creates, to melt, as it were, into the environment by printing large scale patterns of details of them or combining them with wall paintings and video.
Juergens lives and works in Newcastle, United Kingdom. She holds a BFA from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Ottersberg, Germany, as well as an MFA from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Her first solo exhibition was in Hamburg, Germany (2016) at the gallery 'Level one', followed by a solo exhibition at 'Städtische Galerie', Bremen, Germany (2018).
Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Overbeckgesellschaft Lübeck in cooperation with HKS, Ottersberg, Germany (2015), at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, in cooperation with HKS Ottersberg and University of Zulia, Venezuela (2017), at Jeannie Avent Gallery, London (2020), at Audain Gallery, in cooperation with Newcastle University and University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada (2020), among others.
View Sophia's work in her virtual Ancora Gallery below