PIXELS ATE MY FACE

PIXELS ATE MY FACE
Watch Sophie Derrick's first film showcasing the making of 'Pixels Ate My Face'. Digital print on archival paper with overlying oil paint, mounted on aluminium, 2011.
 

FILM - HOW TO BECOME A PAINTING

FILM - HOW TO BECOME A PAINTING

Sophie Derrick gives us a sneak peek at her process...

FILM - BIZNESS BY SOPHIE DERRICK

FILM - BIZNESS BY SOPHIE DERRICK

I don’t think of my work as being self portraits as I feel I am actually pushing myself out of the image by masking my body with paint. I am using my body as a canvas and making it into an object, rather than creating an image of myself. I have painted on other people before but I think people find it more interesting that the artist is actually in the work, buried in the paint. And also, I’m always available!

BEHIND THE NAME: FRANK HELMUT AUERBACH

Auerbach

The themes of survival and resurrection are heavily present in Auerbach’s work and resonate with him personally. At the age of seven he was taken to the UK as part of the Kindertransport programme to help Jewish children escape the Nazis. His creative talents were recognised early: at the boarding school he attended, and later at St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where he befriended key British artists of the time, such as Leon Kossoff and David Bomberg.