Sarah Kudirka

Art

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 Kenya, and my work is still informed by the intense sensations I felt as a wee girl in the wide, colourful Rift Valley and vibrant, bustling Nairobi. Visiting the Olduvai Gorge dig site in Tanzania where the earliest human remains had been found, implanted in me the idea that we are outlived by things; belongings we choose, make, inherit, or pass on, and that our very bones will after all become simply artefacts from a life.

Browse recent Kudirka paintings, prints and drawings, and some earlier works (that were made under the name Sarah K Davenport).

City Skies Glasgow #1

City Skies Glasgow #2

City Skies Glasgow #6

City Skies Glasgow #7

City Skies Glasgow #8

City Skies Glasgow #9

City Skies Glasgow #35

City Skies Glasgow #36

I Love This City (even more when the sky is blue) Glasgow

I Love This City – Hong Kong

Glasgow DeepRichBlueSkies

Nothing But Blue Skies – Glasgow

100 Glasgow Blue Skies

City Skies Edinburgh #1

City Skies Edinburgh #2

City Skies Edinburgh #3

City Skies Edinburgh #4

City Skies Edinburgh #6

City Skies Edinburgh #10

City Skies Edinburgh #13

Hidden Lane Colours #43

Hidden Lane Colours #44

Hidden Lane Colours 72, 73, 74

Hidden Lane Colours #81

Flag for the wind and the rain and our bodies and loving words

City Skies Dundee #5

City Skies Dundee #6

City Skies Dundee #7

City Skies Dundee #8

City Skies Dundee #9

City Skies Dundee #10

City Skies Dundee #11

City Skies Dundee #12

City Skies Dundee #13 Time is Memory

City Skies Dundee #14

City Skies Dundee #15

City Skies Dundee #16

City Skies Dundee #17

City Skies Dundee #18

City Skies Dundee #19

City Skies Dundee #20

City Skies Dundee #21

City Skies Berlin #7

City Skies Berlin #11

City Skies Berlin #18

City Skies Berlin #19

City Skies Berlin #29

City Skies Berlin #33

City Skies Berlin #34

City Skies Berlin #36

City Skies Berlin #37

City Skies Berlin #40 #41 #42 #44 (after Libeskind)

City Skies Berlin #50

City Skies Berlin #52

City Skies Berlin #54

City Skies Berlin #70

City Skies Berlin #72

City Skies Sydney #1

City Skies Sydney #3

City Skies Sydney #4

City Skies Sydney #5

City Skies Sydney #6

City Skies Sydney #7

City Skies Sydney #9

City Skies Sydney #10

City Skies Sydney #11

City Skies Sydney #13

Sydney, nothing but blue sky

City Skies London #10

Happily So

West End triptych, Glasgow City Skies

Untitled (Quartet)

Words you Cannot Read II

Outwith

City Skies Hong Kong #12

City Skies Hong Kong #17

City Skies Hong Kong #55 (IFC)

City Skies Hong Kong #56

Recipe

For Sweeties

I Love This City – London

City Skies London #35

City Skies London #40

Lamps – City Skies London triptych

Pinks – City Skies London triptych

Green – City Skies London

Mustard – City Skies London triptych

When Did you Last Look Up? – City Skies London triptych

Sarah Davenport, Untitled, oil and ink on canvas, 50x100cm, 2009

Untitled

Back to the City

Glasgow City Skies

Connected together (and respecting each other is better, way better)

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Conference 1, 2005, Drawings

Conference 1

Untitled

unframed City Skies paint + pencil on Polaroid image by Sarah Kudirka

London City Sky Block + Blue

2 City Skies unframed paint on polaroid images by Sarah Kudirka

Oranges & Lemons – City Skies London (pair)

Saffron – London City Skies