sOPHIE CHARALAMBOUS

Sophie Charalambous’s drawings are equal parts observation and imagination. Using Indian ink on rough khadi paper, her quick eye and deft hand capture the very essence of her subjects: wet London streets; brightly lit kitchen interiors; scorched Cyprian rooftops; characters and places that feed into her moody, multi-layered large-scale works. Her distinctly theatrical visual language of silhouettes and stages creates scenes of heightened atmosphere and lyrical poetry.

“The drawings come from my life, stories, memories… I respond very much to tone and light, and find drawing at night - when the city comes to life and the atmosphere changes - particularly exciting and challenging.”

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From the Foreshore (March 2015)