Sofia Caselli is a Swedish-Sicilian visual artist based in London since 2015. Her practice is rooted in painting with occasional de-tours into the three-dimensional and the public space.
Her paintings stem out of observations of the living body. She is interested in the forces putting the parts in motion - the interaction, the constant buzzing - taking place at all time inside of us. She uses painting as a tool to investigate mechanisms invisible to our eyes and as a pursuit to capture the elusive flickering that perpetuates life.
Her practice has led to a deep admiration and love for the natural world. “The Dancing Woodlouse” was an intervention in 2020 where she built and lived on a raft for seven days on the river Lea in London to instigate a conversation around our consumption habits and the climate crisis.
She holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London and a BA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Art Brera in Milan. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe and the UK. In 2017 she was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries and her work was shown at the Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art in Newcastle and Block336 gallery in London.