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Biography

Sarah grew up near Leeds in Yorkshire, close to the city and the Yorkshire Dales. Her art education began at Jacob Kramer College of Art in Leeds and continued to degree level at Wimbledon School of Art in London. Her tutors there included Bernard Cohen, David Whittaker, Michael Porter, Prunella Clough, Jane Joseph, Jo Volley and Sharon Hall.

Whilst working part time at Tate Britain, Sarah has occupied various studios across London. Being surrounded by other artists and practitioners has been important to Sarah’s continuing art practice.

Following a successful exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall, curated by Cath Wallace, Sarah’s work has been shown and sold through Quantum Contemporary Art, London at art fairs around the world.

Statement

On leaving art school, where I painted large abstract landscapes, from recollections of my native Yorkshire, I realised I needed to base my work on the world before me. My practice continues to be driven by capturing the reality of simple subjects.

I have been fascinated by detail and enlarging specimens in order to understand their form and composition. This has drawn me away from traditional still-life painting. I look at relationships of scale to draw afresh from what we already see in terms of subject matter.

By focusing in close and enlarging my subject matter I hope to make my paintings objects for contemplation and reflection. In a world of mind boggling complexity, my painting of everyday objects has been a continuing search to catch reality as it is. The everyday seen in keen focus characterises my practice for the last 30 years. Much of art is a struggle to see again what we already know in a new way.

Exhibitions


2012 -15
Affordable Art Fair Toronto, Seattle, Battersea, Singapore
London Art Fair
LA Art Show
2010
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, New York, Glasgow
Art Hamptons Art Fair USA
2009
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Battersea, New York
Cambridge Art Fair
2008
Dublin Art Fair
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Battersea, New York
2007
London Art Fair
FORM, London
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, New York, Amsterdam
2003-2006
Each year Affordable Art Fair, Battersea and New York
Chelsea Art Fair, London
London Art Fair, Islington
Art London, Chelsea
2005
Arts Unwrapped, London Open Studios
2004
Glasgow Art Fair
2003
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
ArtExpo, New York
2002
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2001
Quantum Contemporary Art Spring Show, London
Residual, east73rd gallery, London
Quantum at Finelot Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair Bath, Battersea
2000
Group Show, Glassbox Gallery, Paris, France
1999
Collier-Bristow Gallery, London
Quantum Contemporary Art, Whiteleys, London
1998
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
Clayton Gallery, Jesmond, Newcastle
1997
Portfolio, The Beacon, Whickham, Newcastle
1994-2001
Various Open Studios, London
1991
Behind the Scenes, Morley Gallery, London
1990
X2 Exhibition, Crypt Gallery, London
1989
X1 Exhibition, Crypt Gallery, London
1989
Collier-Bristow Gallery, London
Quantum Contemporary Art, Whiteleys, London
1988
Open Studios, Chisenhale Studios, London

Contact Me


Sarah Wood
12 Royal Parade
Dawes Road
London SW6 7RE

Tel: +44 (0)7790 393 815

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