Sophie Schubakoff's paintings are a fruition of her desire to unite Art and Music as the two elements of her passion that have been always present throughout her life. Sophie's roots are in Finland and now she has found a way to join all three together in a way that is deeply personal, exciting, and serendipitous.
This year 350 of Yrjö Kilpinen’s lost Lieds have been re-discovered, 25 of which have been released by the Kilpinen Society for his 125th anniversary, Finland’s 100th anniversary and the flag song “Lippulaulu”.
In collaboration with the “Uusia Lauluja” CD, this was an opportunity to explore these Lieds that haven’t been heard in decades. This was the moment to interpret and re-invigorate these compositions with her contemporary signature style of painting. As Yrjö Kilpinen arranged poetry into his music, she has aspired to follow his method, by arranging his Lieds into her paintings. This new series is intertwined with a personal exploration of her roots to get to know her grandfather through his musical legacy. Schubakoff hopes to share a deeper connection through creation, between him and herself, his sound and her vision.
Sophie Schubakoff graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2011. She
has also studied at UCL Slade in 2007. In recent years, her works have been
exhibited in solo exhibitions at Gallery Berner, Turku; Gallery AVA, Hotel Torni, Helsinki;
Juxtaposed Gallery, London; Galleria Stadio, Kauniainen.
She has participated in several group exhibitions e.g. N2N Gallery Abu Dhabi
(2015), Parallax art London (2013), Gumbostrand Kunst & Form, Pyhäniemi,
Carrousel du Louvre Paris (2012), Art Monaco, International Biennale of
Contemporary Art Florence (2011), Broadway Gallery New York, Taidekeskus
Salmela (2009). The next scheduled group exhibition is in New York at the United
Nations Headquarters (2018).
Schubakoff has been awarded: Art of Basware public favorite Award (2013),
Gagliardi Gallery Award London exhibition (2013), Chianciano International
honorable mention award (2012), Anita Snellman grant (2010), Taidekeskus Salmela
Scholarship (2009). Her works are in numerous private collections.