I am interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world. I draw and explore with my paper and build up stories in my compositions.
I am intrigued by the relation- ship between colours, texture and shapes and work very intuitively allowing the unexpected to emerge.
I create my artwork by layering paper, found materials and paint combined with my own photography and found anonymous images. The layered and stitched together collages create contrasts that evoke echoes of the past and present.
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Sophie Klerk is a Danish collage artist currently living and working in Wellington, New Zealand. She has worked in design and illustration for a variety of international clients and lived in Denmark, England, Holland and Mexico. She was co-director of artist run project space The Green Bench in New Zealand. She now works as a full-time artist and exhibits regularly in group and solo shows. Her work is held in private collections worldwide, and she undertakes collaborations and commissions on request.