From tomorrow till the 12th December, artist and textile pattern designer Sophie Mühlmann will be exhibiting her works in a solo exhibition called “Garden Puzzle” at the Giardino Segreto in Turin (via Mancini 18).
ACRYLIC ON COTTON CANVAS "MAGNOLIA" IS COMPOSED OF 9 SINGLE PANELS. AFTER SEEING THE MAGNOLIA'S FLOWER BLOSSOMING IN A '800 ITALIAN RESIDENCE'S GARDEN I WANTED TO RECREATE THIS SHOW FOR AN INDOOR LOCATION. BACKGROUND: YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER, I WANTED TO BRING LIGHT AND ENERGY THAT YOU CAN FEEL IN SPRING TIME.
Having trained in Fashion Business in Italy and worked as a Junior Consultant in New York and Lisbon, Sophie started painting out of the blue, inspired by her love for colour, textiles, photos and the white cotton canvas.
ACRYLIC ON COTTON CANVAS "SOFFIONI" COMPOSED BY 2 PANELS. THOSE FLUFFY WHITE CIRCLES, SO TENDER AND SO FRAGILE. THEY STAND UP ALONE IN THE GRASS, FACING THE SKY AND FIGHTING AGAINST THE WIND FOR THEIR POSITION.
By using acrylics she creates bright and energizing colour mixes that bring out her work and hypnotizes the viewer: from olive trees to magnolias, violets to simple foliage, Sophie takes inspiration from nature and the vital essences of the Earth to communicate the concept of taking care of oneself and the environment surrounding us.
ACRYLIC ON COTTON CANVAS COMPOSED BY 4 PANELS. I HAVE ALWAYS ASSOCIATED OLIVE TREES WITH WISDOM AND LONGEVITY. THIS OLIVE TREE WAS BORN FROM THE NECESSITY OF BRINGING A PIECE OF TUSCANY WHEREVER I WANTED, CONCEIVED IN A PEACEFUL SUMMER DAY (AND REALIZED IN TWO MONTHS) THE OLIVE TREE AND ITS RED BACKGROUND TO RE-EVOQUE THE TYPICAL RED CLAY FIELDS IN WHICH IT GROWS.
Images © Sophie Mühlmann