“I wanted to give various bodies to the template of the flame or tear-drop. The figure in Cropper has quite a flat shape like a paddle. It’s held in position by bright colour, acting like an outfit or veil with a grip on the figure. When you come to it on the first reading, perhaps the figure is recognisable like an icon, refined and solid like a letter of the alphabet. But on second reading, the forms might seem to come apart or be resistant. I score into the paint which can show the history of how the painting comes together and in Cropper this has the loose impression of fabric un-peeling. There is a map-like quality of a template or diagram. I made the paintings using sign writer’s brushes, so the image is threaded together and in this way it can also unravel.”

Save Your Cart
Share Your Cart
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop

    Thank you for your enquiry!

    Your message was sent and one of our Admin team will respond as soon as possible.

    If you have an urgent question, please call our front desk on 020 7811 3070.

    For more information on how we store and use your data please view our privacy policy here. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time by clicking on the links below the emails we send you.

    Essential Information Before Your Visit:
    Click Plan Your Visit for full information on upcoming closures.

    Register for email updates
    Be the first to hear about the latest Saatchi Gallery exhibitions, events, offers and news