I love cities. This series is about looking up at the sky through the gaps between urban buildings: a simple idea but a compelling project that I’ve been working on since 2012. So far I’ve made over 500 individual City Skies images about London and Berlin. Next I’m working on Glasgow, Hong Kong and Sydney.

I take instant snaps on my Polaroid SX-70 Land camera as I walk around city backstreets. In my studio I paint over and rework them using oil paint and pencil.

Berlin City Skies series of 81 paint + pencil over Polaroid images

81 Berlin City Skies paint + pencil on Polaroids 2015-17

 

City Skies Berlin series, paint + pencil on Polaroid images by Sarah Kudirka 2015-17

City Skies Berlin series

City Skies, 8 paintings on polaroids by artist Sarah Kudirka

8 paintings on Polaroids by Sarah Kudirka, 2012

City Skies London – Fringes

oil paintings on polaroids by Sarah Kudirka

City Skies London – Sunshine – 18 oil paintings on polaroid-type instant prints, 2014

City Skies London – Sunshine

54 paintings on Polaroids, by Sarah Kudirka, 2012-13

54 paintings on Polaroids, by Sarah Kudirka, 2012-13

City Skies London – Square Mile

 

City Skies 16 painted images in grid

Oil paintings on Polaroids by Sarah Kudirka, 2012

 

City Skies London – East