SOPHIE BAMENT

Within my practice I create sculptural environments which explore the abstracted human body and the everyday domestic realm. My sculptures transform familiar everyday materials into uncanny foreign objects, often through a sensitive manipulation of meanings and connotations within materiality . I am interested in how the familiar origin of the materiality attracts and seduces the viewer, yet the objects transformation simultaneously destabilises the viewer, often throwing them into an anxiety fuelled state of repulsion and disgust.

Another growing interest within my practice is concerned with exploring the role that fragrances can play within art, the olfactory is the most evocative human sense in helping us relate to previous memories and meanings within our world and I am interested in how smells/ fragrances can provide a richer sensory environment for the viewer.

WEBSITE: www.smphie.format.com