25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


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25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
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25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


Thanks for reading
Collect your 5 yamos below
REDEEM YAMOS
25/02/2022
Giveaway
Nathalie Brough
Artwork Giveaway: Sophie Hulf
"My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable."

We are thrilled to be offering a chance to win a Sophie Hulf original for our latest giveaway! The artwork, titled Coy, will be on show at 'Roots', a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, which showcases the finest emerging talent of Cass Art & Phoenix Studio Award winners in partnership with University of Brighton. For those based in Sussex, or who simply fancy a trip to sunny Brighton, here is how to enter our Sophie Hulf artwork giveaway:

  1. Download the free gowithYamo mobile app.
  2. Visit the ‘Roots’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton from 4th-27th March and check-in via the gowithYamo app.
  3. Keep an eye out on your inbox - winners announced March 28th!
Coy, Sophie Hulf, gouache and monoprint on paper

We caught up with the Brighton-based artist to talk process and inspiration behind her works; honest and vulnerable depictions of human interaction told through a weightless jumble of layered line and colour.

Would you like to start by introducing yourself and telling us about your practice?

Hi! My name is Sophie, I live in Brighton and make abstract paintings of people. My work consists of textured layers of gouache, often drawn over with monoprint. They are tactile and include messy areas of rhythmic colour contrasted with line work. I use the body as a metaphor for feeling, and play with the shapes that we occupy to explore our relationships with one another, and how we feel in ourselves.


What is it about the human body that inspires you? And what sparked that interest?

I think it initially came from an illness I was diagnosed with in my late teens; I began seeing the body much more as a vessel and became interested in patterns between emotion, identity and our physical selves.

The body can be a battleground both personally and culturally, but it’s also a place of common ground and shared experience. I use the human form as a shared language to communicate these nuances, as well as the tenderness of existing in our physical space, outside of any invasive gaze.

My paintings celebrate the beauty of the human body whilst purposefully removed from typical standards of beauty, or even tied to anatomical accuracy. I hope they have a sensitivity to them which is relatable.

Sophie Hulf drawing with ink  

Could you tell us a little bit about your piece Coy?

To me, Coy reflects the obscurity of meeting new people. There is an awkwardness to the balance between social interaction and allowing yourself out of your shell. Our colour gradually peeks through an outer public face. Coy is tentative this whilst being optimistically inquisitive, visualising feeling both small and big within a scenario at the same time.

Swimmers, Sophie Hulf, gouache acrylic and monoprint

What are your goals for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m taking part again this May in the Brighton Artist’s Open Houses festival, which is a month long celebration of local creatives with galleries popping up in homes all over the city. I’ve been very busy recently creating work for the Roots exhibition at the Phoenix Art Space, so I’m going to enjoy putting less pressure on myself and see where the process it takes me. Ultimately I’d like to return to bigger work that can be more gestural and bold.


Download the gowithYamo app now, entries open March 4th.


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