Sophia Gazla

Sophia Gazla

BRISTOL, AVON, United Kingdom

About Sophia Gazla

'To me, self-expression through the use of colour is an act of freedom. Colour is life affirming and speaks to our human experience, soul and spirit.'

Sophia is an abstract artist who has lived in Bristol for twelve years and is inspired by the vibrant creative energy in the city. Sophia uses abstract art and the painting process as a as a means of connecting, moving through and expressing her personal experience through brushwork, texture and the use of colour. Also as a Counselling Psychologist, Sophia uses the self-reflective, relational, humanistic and existential aspects of her work to inform and feedback into her creative process, often working intuitively and spontaneously in the here and now.

Sophia fascinated by the embodied depths, understanding and expression of human experience, which I seek to explore both as a Psychologist and as an Artist.


Education

Doctorate of Counselling Psychology, University of the West of England, 2015

Exhibitions

- Brick Lane Gallery, Abstract Art Exhibition, 30th-9th June 2019
- The Tobacco Factory Bristol, Solo Abstract Art Exhibition, 31st August - 26th September 2020