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Painting to smooth jazz rhythms, Sophie Mangelsen creates her own and typical gestural abstractions with constant visual interest of subtle minimalism and jazzy elegance. 

Mangelsen's informal art appeals to introspection and evokes a both inner and outer dialogue with the viewer. 

Mind? Psyche? Consciousness? 
Through her artwork, Sophie Mangelsen depicts the poles of human existence and perception, including the unconscious. She interprets and appeals to introspection. 

Here, perception is deconstructed, reduced to the essential and the fragments reassembled. Harmony and disharmony, balance and imbalance - inner landscapes of the complexity of the mind. As an artist and psychologist inspired by that plurality, her work reflects an impulsive yet tranquil sense of being as well as conscious and unconscious paths of mind in a contemporary informal art style. 

Characteristic are the tensions between light and shadow and a return to organic, feminine forms.  As in inner landscapes, the works depict feelings at a certain point in time and emphasize their contrasts. 
Through the plurality between shadow and euphoria, her informal style is directed towards an impulsive search for meaning, striving for peace. 

The reading of the works lies in our gaze, nourished by what comes from within and what meets us from the outside. 

"I dismantle my perception, reduce it to the essential and reassemble the fragments. Harmony and disharmony, balance and imbalance - alternating baths of alert minds. In complementary nuances of white, the tensions between light and shadow are characteristic, as are structures suggesting my return to clear forms and elements. My interest focuses on the search which lies beyond our journey to material. Like internal landscapes, my picture depicts emotions at a certain point in time and highlights their contrasts.“ 

Sophie Mangelsen, from Berlin, studied at the Université Paris VIII and the University of Leipzig and found her form of expression in painting already in her youth - in 2005 she won the Federal Prize at the 50th European Competition in Art. 

Having lived, painted and studied in Berlin, Paris and Leipzig, her paintings have been shown at international exhibitions throughout Europe and most recently China. The values of painting led her to experimenting with various techniques and material and evolving throughout her artistic career. Dedicated to the exploration and the freedom of the abstract form, she employs bold forms of colour and process to create. 

Her current works are all in high quality acrylic technique on canvas and wooden stretched frames, carefully protected by special varnish, also in bigger formats. 

The artist lives in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg and on the island Usedom.


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All artworks of Sophie Mangelsen
Painting, Le rêve, Sophie Mangelsen

Le rêve

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,471

Painting, La légèreté III, Sophie Mangelsen

La légèreté III

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 150 x 110 x 2.2 cm Painting - 59.1 x 43.3 x 0.9 inch

$1,584

Painting, Loving couple, Sophie Mangelsen

Loving couple

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,041

Painting, Jazz On, Sophie Mangelsen

Jazz On

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$600

Painting, Spree Waves, Sophie Mangelsen

Spree Waves

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,109

Painting, Terracotta, Sophie Mangelsen

Terracotta

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$973

Painting, Kreuzberg Blues No. 2, Sophie Mangelsen

Kreuzberg Blues No. 2

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$916

Painting, Contemporary twenties - III, Sophie Mangelsen

Contemporary twenties - III

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 100 x 120 x 2.2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 47.2 x 0.9 inch

$973

Painting, Contemporary twenties - V, Sophie Mangelsen

Contemporary twenties - V

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 60 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$769

Painting, Contemporary Minimalism, Sophie Mangelsen

Contemporary Minimalism

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 115 x 95 x 2 cm Painting - 45.3 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch

$667

Painting, Subjective - X, Sophie Mangelsen

Subjective - X

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2.2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.9 inch

$882

Painting, Douce Mélancholie(Sweet Melancholy), Sophie Mangelsen

Douce Mélancholie(Sweet Melancholy)

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$554

Painting, Sunday Feeling on a Thursday: Inner Garden, Sophie Mangelsen

Sunday Feeling on a Thursday: Inner Garden

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 50 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$441

Painting, Spree waves Berlin, Sophie Mangelsen

Spree waves Berlin

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

Sold

Painting, Printemps, Sophie Mangelsen

Printemps

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Contemporary twenties II / 24k gold, Sophie Mangelsen

Contemporary twenties II / 24k gold

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Kreuzberg, Sophie Mangelsen

Kreuzberg

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 102 x 76 x 1.8 cm Painting - 40.2 x 29.9 x 0.7 inch

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Painting, Rust, Sophie Mangelsen

Rust

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Mind undone III, Sophie Mangelsen

Mind undone III

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 70 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Invincible été (Invincible summer), Sophie Mangelsen

Invincible été (Invincible summer)

Sophie Mangelsen

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

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