Ena Swansea builds her paintings up in canorous layers, combining the illusive quality of oil paint with the deadened effect of graphite. In Theory of Relativity, Swansea’s process creates an ethereal architecture. Over her dark, smothering base, each brushstroke of white paint is frozen, capturing the energy of its making. Swansea concocts a tenuous anxiety: her gestures vibrate with an unnatural light, infusing this innocuous scene of commuter travel with surreal disorientation. Dwarfed in the engulfing train carriage, Swansea’s figure is both victim and manipulator, her environment aggrandised in the hyperawareness of her own fragility.

    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