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 – including cities, buildings, furniture, words and objects – and is characterised by obliterated, incised, scratched, scraped and layered paint surfaces. I often paint over Polaroids, instant film snaps.
I live and paint in Scotland but for part of my childhood we lived in East Africa, and the sensations I felt back then still feed into my work. Going to an archaeological site where the earliest human remains had been found, impressed upon me as a child the idea that we are outlived by things; belongings we choose, use, make, inherit and pass on, that link us to culture, tradition, memory. These ideas underpin my work.
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 or bid stage. Clients value my bringing 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 am 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