I am Sarah Kudirka, an award-winning contemporary artist of over thirty years professional practice.
The art I make is focused on the shapes and edges of stuff, things I am fascinated by, including: cities, buildings, furniture, words and objects.
My work is distinctively low-tech and characterised by obliterated, incised, scratched, scraped and layered paint surfaces, often painted over Polaroids.
Part of my childhood was spent in Africa, and my work is still informed by the intense sensations I felt as a small girl in the wide, ancient, colourful landscape and a vibrant, hot city. Visiting an archaeological site where the earliest human remains were found, left me with the positive idea that we are outlived by things; belongings we choose, use, make, inherit, or pass on, and that our very bones will become simply artefacts from a life lived.
Browse my recent paintings, prints and drawings, and some earlier works. Many are in homes or public spaces across the world. Do get in touch if you’d like to add my work to your collection or commission a piece.
I also undertake creative consultancy with architects, building engineers and developers, notably on public realm and gallery projects especially at concept or bid stage, bringing an artist’s brain to the design team.
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