Sophie Cape is representing Australia in the Cicatrix project

Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, the work of Sophie Cape straddles the sublime with a cathartic expulsion of energy. Exploding with violence across the page, her works are vast in scale and performative in their execution, employing a physical interaction with the land itself.Visceral and dramatic, harking back to her past as an elite and damaged athlete, Cape seeks a raw, direct expression through engagement with the body’s physicality.