Sophie Bastien

I actually had a hard time finishing them, I would start a few and then let them be in a corner of my studio. I need to let them breathe and then go back to them when I’m ready.

When we all went on lockdown, I had the renewed drive to finish all of them very quickly.

‘Les déracinées’

/dāˌräsiˈnā/
French noun: uprooted

a person who has been or feels displaced.

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It's about

people

that have lost

a part of them

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Si j'etais faite de pierres

Whether they wanted it

or not

I wanted to explore

the
heritage

Sophie Bastien - Ta douleur
Je ressentais ta douleur

you carry, from your

upbringing

La douceur de la neige

culture

from your

& what you decide

to let go of

or hold on to.

blonde
Il n'y a pas d'amour pour moi dans cette terre

When my dad suddenly passed away in 2018

something shifted

inside of me

Nothing I was painting was satisfying as it just seemed too shallow
and didn’t represent what I was going through.
Every time I was painting something,
I would rip it or paint over and over again.
I needed to dig deeper and so I removed anything
that seemed frivolous and superficial to me from my paintings.

those feelings

I wanted to face

I was trying to

avoid.

Ces bruits que je ne reconnais pas

for this new

series

I needed

to go back to

the essentials

Je pouvais sentir ta presence
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I wanted to try

something new

things
like wood

Je t'ecrirai dans toutes mes chansons

round
canvases

raw textures

I wanted to

experiment

to try something

more rough

La poussiere du temps

more

authentic

I actually had a hard time finishing them, I would start a few and then let them be in a corner of my studio. I need to let them breathe and then go back to them when I’m ready.

When we all went on lockdown, I had the renewed drive to finish all of them very quickly​.



Prints / Canvas

Je pouvais sentir ta presence ​

11.5 x 16.5 inches

29.7 x 42 cm | A3
Print with digital gold foiling

Je ressentais
ta douleur

11.5 x 16.5 inches

29.7 x 42 cm | A3
Print with digital gold foiling

Ces bruits que je ne reconnais pas

12 x 12 inches

30.5 x 30.5 cm
Print with digital gold foiling

Je pouvais
sentir ta presence ​

30 x 19.5 X 1.5 inches

75 x 50 x 4 cm
Gold leaves on printed canvas

Je ressentais
ta douleur

30 x 19.5 X 1.5 inches

75 x 50 x 4 cm
Gold leaves on printed canvas

Ces bruits que je ne reconnais pas

20 x 20 X 1.5 inches

50 x 50 x 4 cm
Gold leaves on printed canvas

 

Original paintings​

Je t’écrirai
dans toutes mes chansons

47 1/2 x 34 inches
121 x 91 cm
Acrylics and Gold leaves on canvas

Je ressentais
ta douleur

60 x 40″
151 x 101cm
Acrylics and Gold leaves on canvas

Je pouvais sentir
ta presence

60 x 40″
151 x 101cm
Acrylics and Gold leaves on canvas

La poussiere
du temps

40 x 60″
101 x 151cm
Acrylics and Gold leaves on canvas

Ces bruits que je ne reconnais pas

24 x 24″
61 x 61 cm
Acrylics and Gold leaves on wooden panel

Il n'y a pas d amour pour moi dans cette terre

24 x 24″
61 x 61 cm
Acrylics and Gold leaves on wooden panel

Si j'étais
faite de pierre

24″ diameter
61 cm diameter
Acrylics and Gold leaves on wooden panel

La douceur
de la neige

24″ diameter
61 cm diameter
Acrylics and Gold leaves on wooden panel