SARAH ANNE PATEL
Powerful , evocative, vulnerably human. Each work becomes a labour of love, taking on a life of its own.
Sarah’s works are visceral, tactile, imbued with a sense of human discord. Emerging forms; abstract and figurative, of wings, roots, human presence; feel familiar yet strange. Often cocooned in isolation, at times confronting the viewer, they seem to inhabit the space between safety and flight.There’s a guttural dialogue between the works, meanings hidden in layers, left for the viewers interpretation.
Her handling of mediums, has a raw physicality, both wrestling and delicate. Paintings go though constant working, reworking; paint scraped back, built up; the viscosity of paint like the, ‘sticky blood of a wound’.
Burrowing beneath the surface, of the human condition; authenticity, instinct, passion for oil paint, clay, charcoal, ink and lens; is at the core of her creativity,
Postgraduate:Royal Academy Schools
Private collections held in: Japan/ Israel/ USA/Italy/France .
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