Sophia Vigne is a visual artist from Co. Wicklow, Ireland. She graduated with a first class honours in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin in 2016 with a focus on socially engaged art and documentary photography. Since graduating Sophia has continued this work with youth groups in Dublin and Wicklow, facilitating workshops and documenting these interactions.
In 2017 Sophia relocated to Los Angeles for the year where she worked as a gallery assistant and participated in several group shows around the city. Whilst in LA her primary medium began to shift from photography towards painting as a means of exploring social issues..
Sophia currently works from her studio in Gorey, Co. Wexford which she shares with other members of the newly formed Gorey Arts Collective. She continues to exhibit work around Ireland.
Her most recent and ongoing bodies of work use mark making and abstraction to explore the collective unconscious and how we move our bodies in designated dancing spaces.
“We are not now moving. Moving now not. Now we are not moving. We are somewhere else. Somewhere enclosed.”
Ecstasy – Irvine Welsh
Fight or flight.
Dance or die.
A space to lose your mind and if you’re lucky find your soul.
Bass pounds through your body as you find your place on the floor and begin to dance; with the crowd with yourself with the shadows, you move and the crowd becomes one.
Bodies pulsating up the walls and dripping from the ceiling. Layers on layers on layers of flesh leaving their mark on every surface, sharing their stories with the music. You move like you’re not moving.