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Caragh Thuring EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

1973
Caragh Thuring
1973

2006

Oil & acrylic on linen

183 x 244 cm
Maeght I
Caragh Thuring
Maeght I

2007

Oil on linen

122 x 183 cm
Maeght II
Caragh Thuring
Maeght II

2007

Oil on linen

122 x 183 cm
The Industrialist
Caragh Thuring
The Industrialist

2007

Oil on linen

183 x 244 cm
Thuring is interested in heavy industry’s ratios of man to landscape and construction effort to function: the enormous amount of engineering that goes into industrial structures that perform relatively simple tasks. Thuring sees this cumbersome relationship and potential futility as inherent to the act of painting. The Industrialist was developed from an image of an unfinished girdered building. The hard geometry of the architecture becomes dissembled through Thuring’s loose brush strokes, creating a space that’s both technological and human.
General Scenes of Unloading
Caragh Thuring
General Scenes of Unloading

2008

Oil on linen

199 x 250 cm
Thuring often works directly on linen canvas and leaves its bare surface visible in many places. This replicates the aesthetics of a draught or blueprint. General Scenes Of Unloading is one of two paintings of a London docklands scene that Thuring made at the same time; this canvas contains all the imagery that she didn’t include in the other painting. For Thuring, the docklands are a complete eco-system where each element has a function that is part of an interdependent network. She is interested in how machinery can exist as a created ‘personality’ by dint of its manufacture or function. In her painting Thuring translates the scene intuitively; fragments of cranes, pipes, and security barriers become isolated and she highlights certain details while omitting others. Each separate vignette is painted in a delicate gestural way, like a cherished portrait.
View From Bridge 1937
Caragh Thuring
View From Bridge 1937

2006

Oil, ink and paper on linen

183 x 244 cm
Hardtack
Caragh Thuring
Hardtack

2007

Oil, rope and graphite on linen

183 x 244 cm
409
Caragh Thuring
409

2008

Oil and gesso and ink on linen

244 x 335 cm
The black line that meanders through Caragh Thuring’s 409 retraces the actual flight path of a glider over the Alps. Thuring recreates this event with minimal information: a building, mountain, aircraft, and line. Each element is rendered independently and in disproportionate scale. This creates a heightened awareness of the flat picture plane and exposes the multiple ways we understand space as an illusion. For example, the house rises from the bottom of the canvas, an assumed ‘earth’, and the mountain is much smaller, and made to look ephemeral or hazy, as if it was in the distance. The line of the flight path, pictorially at the fore, is ‘above’, looking down on everything else; it also looks like a map or a landscape paradoxically creating a solid ground.






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Caragh Thuring's BIOGRAPHY

Caragh Thuring
1972
Born in Brussels

Lives and works in London


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009
Assembly, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
Caragh Thuring, Thomas Dane Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2009/2010
Newspeak: British Art Now, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg jointly with Saatchi
Gallery, London

2009
Objects in the Forrest, Visual Art at Sadler’s Wells, London (curated by Sacha Craddock)

2008
Thuring Ziegler, 10 Vyner Street, London
Hypersurface Plus, OVADA, Oxford
In Pieces, 39 Myddleton Square, London (curated by Philly Adams)
Imaginary Realities: Constructed Worlds in Abstract and Figurative Painting, Max Wigram, London
Hypersurface, Rod Barton Invites, London

2007
Doubleuse, The Nunnery, London,
The Dog Projec’, The Hospital, Covent Garden, London

2006
Caragh Thuring & Pat O’Connor, Ashwin Street, London