Sophie McGoldrick

Exhibition Statement

Sophie McGoldrick’s graduate collection explores the potentials of materials, predominantly Jesmonite and resin. The properties of these materials are pushed to their limits, to discover new and exciting surface qualities. Her collection is influenced by the art movement Op Art, to create fun and trippy outcomes. Through additional influences of Brutalist Architecture and the natural formations found in crystals and minerals, her collection abstracts the colours, patterns and textures from these additional influences to create unique, aesthetic outcomes. Through her vibrant colour palette inspired by Op Art, she aims for her collection to instantly catch the viewers’ attention. By combining other components within her hard materials, such as rubber end tips, she can create something that is unusual and has a tactile surface. Her collection also focuses on combining soft digital printed fabrics that have been manipulated through the technique of shibori, which has been embedded and trapped within her hard materials. These techniques enable her to create tessellating wall panel’s, that is contextualised in modern architectural environments, such as hotel lobbies and restaurants.

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Sophie McGoldrick

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