Sofie Loscher lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Her practice includes sculpture and installation which is heavily influenced by Physics. “I am an installation artist and sculptor working across art and science. Interested in perception and optics, my work uses illusions that demonstrate how visibility works. Recent exhibitions include Light Falls, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2015); Activating Pangea, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Intelligent Machinery, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2015); Welcome Disturbance, The LAB Gallery, Dublin (2015); Neutral: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2014); Agitationism, EVA International, Limerick (2014). In 2014, I undertook a yearlong Art in Science residency in the Department of Physics at UCD. I hold an MFA in Sculpture from NCAD (2013) and a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (2009).
My work explores light in its most basic form. I create installations as a way of describing how visibility works; in an attempt to redirect the viewer’s attention away from the object and towards the process of perception. My practice is realised in an unconventional range of sculptural media, predominantly with a strong scientific underpinning. It makes connections between the physical world and the visual world, exploring issues of visibility, stability, perception and contradiction. I appropriate objects to find strange and unknown functions in their performances and through manipulation, subvert the context of the original material. I employ a wide variety of media and techniques, but my personal style is characterised by forms and materials that evoke feelings of familiarity and fascination.”