I make drawings in dialogue with work in wood, ceramic, and glass. Ideas moving between drawing and sculpture are shaped and energized by translation, much like words which seem to undergo material change as I switch between English and Dutch. As images become material, objects, figures, moments, air, and words inhabit a surface, and reveal something fleeting and uncertain of their materiality. Drawing’s tendency to endlessly transform charges the whole of my imaginative process.

The drawings are fleeting scenes that take place as you look, but could exist at any point on the timeline. Watching in first person, intense moments play out in faded color. Dust, rain, and wings blur the edges of the frame. As these atmospheres expand into sculptural work, I join, cast, fire, glaze and carve material.

The sculptural work always starts with wanting to research how to combine, mix and attach various materials. I hope that the work can consist of combinations without figuration setting off an illustrative story.

Sophie Mastenbroek
 1998, The Hague
contact: sophmastenbroek@gmail.com

Fine Art, Falmouth University, UK
2016 – 2020
Autonome Beeldende Kunst, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam
Fine Art and Design education, HKU, deeltijd

Other education:
Talent TrajectTheater Rotterdam
cursus glas 
2022 – 2023
Deelname Drawing Inventions Academy
Odd Showers/ Vreemde Buien, Ruskin Mill Gallery, part of Select Trail, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, Uk, groep
The Chorus of Faff, The Plough, Torrington, Devon, UK, groep

Schoppen en Graven, het IJzerblok, Rotterdam – organisatie en deelname, groep
WDKA Graduation show, oktober, Rotterdam
Human, de Beeldentuin, Zwammerdam, groep
Sand Rays – earth drawing & drawing the earth, platform Talent – Room by RAM, Gallery Viewer, online solo
All Inn, Het Hem, Zaandam, Groep

Window Shopper, Hilton Art Lab, Rotterdam, Groep
De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, Solo
Tussen Kunst en Cool, Coolvishandel Willem, Rotterdam, Groep
Proposals for change, gecureerd door Krijn de Koning, Wellington Terrace, Falmouth, Verenigd Koninkrijk, Groep
Outside In, The Poly Falmouth, Verenigd Koninkrijk, Groep


participant in the Blind Date, Codarts X WDKA, Rotterdam
Badgasten, Oostelijk Zwembad,Rotterdam, deel van kunstroute Kralingen – Crooswijk, Groep
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