Sophia Szilagyi’s work deals with the emotional resonances of the landscape – the memories and feelings that we ascribe to particular places and become a part of how we remember them. In this imagining of the world around us, Szilagyi elevates the environment from notions of mere physicality, reminding us of their emotional significance.
In her latest body of work, Szilagyi directs her creative vision towards suburbia. In these prints, Szilagyi observes the beauty of suburban life, which is often overshadowed by an overly-romanticised notion of suburban escape. Capturing the light and colour of her suburban scene at a certain time of day, Szilagyi traps time and image in the amber of her artistic gaze. These new works express the peace and beauty of the suburban routine that are often forgotten as we hurry by.