The self-effacing quality of Freya Douglas-Morris’s painting They Visited Twice – its thinned watercolour, dribbling in places off the paper; the cursoriness of its description of plants and people; its flattened and simplified tones – shouldn’t be mistaken for slightness. The painting’s strength lies in its uncanny evocation of a past (that non-specificity is significant here: it’s not the past) and its suggestion of the gaps and discontinuities attendant on the act of describing past events. In the work, a pair of figures is seen twice; as the title suggests, they’re perhaps the same figures, their double appearance making the work redolent of medieval paintings. Clad in simple white clothes, black shoes and small red turbans, they appear Indian, but generically so: they’re painted too speedily to be properly characterised.

    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