Next Big Thing: Sophia Loeb
The London-based artist’s radiant, otherworldly paintings explore the interconnectedness of universal systems and call for a harmonious relationship between man and nature
“I see my works as primordial sceneries unknown to humans,” says Sophia Loeb, a Brazilian-born, London-based artist who graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art this year. “I want the unseen to be seen.”
Presented in a variety of scales, Loeb’s radiant, otherworldly paintings explore the interconnectedness of all universal systems and call for a harmonious relationship between man and nature.
Unique process: Focusing on one piece at a time, Loeb tries to “harness the power of each work and push deeply to understand its wants and needs.” She starts with an acrylic underpainting, then adds oil paint and pigment with a variety
of tools, such as palette knives, brushes, even her hands, often rotating the canvas.
On view: Following her breakout solo exhibition at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London, Loeb is showing a series of new paintings at the gallery’s booth at Art Basel in Miami Beach.
“Sophia creates luscious and luminous abstract forms that draw comparisons between the internal makeup of human life and organic formations that we live alongside”Georgina Cohen
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2023 Winter Issue under the headline “Next Big Things.” Subscribe to the magazine.
Click here to see the full list of “Next Big Things.”