Sophie Layton | Still Life Illuminated

15 May - 14 June 2020

We're delighted to present to you this stunning exhibition of original prints by Sophie Layton.

 

This body of work has all been made since Sophie's last solo show with Eames Fine Art in 2019. With this collection, Sophie is working with the printmaking method she is best known for; the beautiful layering of hand-coloured monoprinting. She also integrates the technique of mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing), which Sophie learnt whilst at an artist's residency in Japan.

 

Sophie has really developed this technique to suit her work perfectly over the past two years and has explored new compositions based on Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) photographed through light projected through coloured glass. These new works push many of the ideas she was beginning to develop in last year's show even further, for example she is using the negative spaces to a sharper effect, allowing areas of the paper to remain unprinted. The contrasts in the work between textures, shapes and colour is particularly striking. 

 

The exhibition is hung at the Eames Fine Art Print Room on Bermondsey Street. We hope to be able to open the gallery from the 1st of June, but if you would like to make an appointment to come and see the work privately, we are happy to make individual appointments for you.

 

Meanwhile, we have made a short film for you which gives you a tour of the new work and allows Sophie to introduce her work to you in her own words with an introduction by Vincent Eames.  We hope you enjoy it. 

 

Each artwork is a one-off monoprint, though as you can see, some of the works are made in a series.  The works are all for sale, unframed, but if you would like to discuss framing options and prices, you can contact us at 0207 407 6561.