Sophia Starling: Interview

Sophia Starling, Shifted X, 2013, oil on flax, 310cm x 164cm x 10cm (courtesy of
Sophia Starling, Shifted X, 2013, oil on flax, 310cm x 164cm x 10cm (courtesy of the artist)

Daniel Sturgis interviews painter Sophia Starling whose work is on view at the Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2013 exhibition at Jerwood Space, London, through April 28, 2013.

Starling remarks: "I became interested in what abstract painting could be, so I developed this process where the support, the paint and the material all have equal weight, they are all as important as each other. Most painters use the support and material to create a surface on which they will create their painting; whereas I wanted the material, the structure and the support to make up the composition of the painting."