I am Sarah Kudirka, an award-winning artist of over 30 years practice.
The art I make is focused on the shapes and edges of stuff – from natural forms to buildings, furniture and objects – and is characterised by obliterated, incised, scratched, scraped and layered paint surfaces. I often paint over Polaroids.
I live and work in Scotland and my recent work draws inspiration from its coasts and isles. Africa has long been part of my life along with travels to India, China and Australia. An East African site where early human remains were found in the ’70s, impressed upon me that we are outlived by belongings. I also draw on ideas around migrating to find a place of safety, an ancient and ongoing human story.
I have high-level experience in creative consultancy, notably working with Arup engineers, architects and designers, on global public realm and building projects especially at concept and bid stage. I bring an artist’s thinking to the design team. I was a Trustee and Board Member of Acme, an arts charity, for many years in London and an elected Council Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.
Feel free to browse and do get in touch if you’d like to add any of my work to your collection; seek input to a project; or discuss a commission.
Born in England, 1968
Live & work in Scotland
Public Realm Art Consultancy with/for architects, developers, private clients
Visual Creativity training for building engineers, architects and designers
Founder of ‘The Penguin Pool’ ARUP events held in 15 cities worldwide