Born in Geneva in 1969, Sophie Basso’s life has always been marked by a passion for automobiles and photography. A lawyer specialising in finance, in 2005 she permanently relinquished her briefcase for her camera and her brushes to fully devote herself to her artistic and photographic aspirations. The adage “the law leads to everything” has found a rededication here.
Apart from her passion for the male dominated environment of the automobile and the motorcycle, she is also fascinated by the world of contemporary art and of cartoon strips. These inspire her to express her views as an artist, by artistic impressions, including onto canvas, using mixed media. Sophie Basso fits into the scattered movement derived from the pop art, the neo pop.
Her style and specific art, derived from her immersion in the digital age, combine different visual sources into a colourful and personal composition, a skilful blend of new technologies and more traditional methods.
After publishing two books of automotive photographs and working mainly under terms of reference for eight years, particularly at various European race circuits, Sophie Basso felt the need to devote herself entirely to much more personal achievements.
Through her works, Sophie Basso seeks to catch our attention to generate a direct and immediate interaction with her characters. She emphasises the distortions of the mind as well as the many possible interpretations of the same thing. Thereafter it is up to each to derive the meaning that he or she wishes to give to her works which speak directly to our own emotions.