Sophia Roggenkamp_ comforter 01_2021_Keren Rothenberg
© Sophia Roggenkamp, comforter 01 2021, Keren Rothenberg

“Visual art is so diverse – it always fascinates me how everything is possible.”


Sophia Louise Roggenkamp


Visual artist



Sophia Roggenkamp, photo copyright Philipp Keidler, 2022
© Sophia Roggenkamp, photo copyright Philipp Keidler, 2022

Where are you from?

The rural countryside in southern Germany + Halle Saale

Your style in 3 words?

flashy, glossy, textile

Your weakness? Your strength?

Wanting to do too much at the same time, loving to be around people, and being very social

What makes you different?

I guess we’re all not as different than others as we sometimes might wish.

When did you decide to become an artist?

My parents love their professions – my mother is an architect, my father is a farmer – I have always admired them for finding a profession they really burn for (sometimes too much, they hardly ever give themselves a day off). My aim was to find that passion for myself too. I always knew I wanted to be in some kind of creative field – but it took me some time to realize that I really want to try working as a visual artist. I still doubt it sometimes, but I can’t imagine something else for me right now. I enjoy the privilege and freedom of working with whatever I want to.

© Sophia Roggenkamp, self-doubt fan scarf, 2021

Do you choose your art form, or does the form choose you?

Textile materials choose me – but I form them and give them a new meaning by working with them and transferring them.

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?

Visual art is so diverse – it always fascinates me how everything is possible.
I love working with different materials that somehow caught my attention/fascination – sometimes they don’t work the way I want them to, they work against me, and I have to find new solutions.

A few words about your favorite creation?

I still love the “self-doubt fan scarf” that I made in 2021. I like the idea that it’s a traveling artwork, that some people wear every day, they put it around their neck, hang it up a wall to read the sentence written on it, buy it as a present for a loved one and maybe in 10 years sell it on a flea market to a new person.

© Sophia Roggenkamp, comforter 02 2022, Philipp Keidler

Who would you like to work with someday and why?

I am a loner when it comes to artistic work but love to collaborate for exhibitions and see my work in interaction with other artists’ works.

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

I am still not tired of working with satin – so I’ll continue to experience this material until I can’t stand it anymore.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

…being with my friends and family, the ones I love.

2022: Where are we going?

finally finishing art school

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© Sophia Roggenkamp, comfort cloud, 2022, Philipp Keidler

Do you think about time as an artist?

I always think about time – especially when I’m in doubt. I wonder, is it even worth it to spend so much time in the studio? Is there anyone interested in what I am doing? What for? Couldn’t I spend my time with more important, more relevant things?

When the going gets tough…

I try to refocus and keep going.

What does freedom mean when it comes to art?

For me personally, art is freedom at its best – everything is possible.

Tell us about your future plans…

Finishing art school, keeping on working artistically, making a living from what I do, being the artist I want to be

Your city’s favorite spots?

Right now, in summer: somewhere by the water, in the garden behind the house I live, my studio

Last but not least: what is your favorite Song?

Everything that gets me dancing, probably any disco track

One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“

Definitely gold. I love it shiny!

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