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 London #35

City Skies London #40

City Skies London #10

City Skies Hong Kong #12

City Skies Hong Kong #17

City Skies Glasgow #35

City Skies Glasgow #8

City Skies Glasgow #9

City Skies Glasgow #6

City Skies Glasgow #36

City Skies Glasgow #17

City Skies Glasgow #7

City Skies Glasgow #20

City Skies Glasgow #23

City Skies Glasgow #2

City Skies Glasgow #1

Hong Kong City Skies #55 (IFC)

Recipe

Glasgow DeepRichBlueSkies

For Sweeties

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

Untitled

Words you Cannot Read II

Ottoman

Untitled (colour sketch)

General (Selling Colours to Pinochet)

Offering

Link

Home

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

Untitled

Furniture 2005, Drawings

Furniture

Conference 1, 2005, Drawings

Conference 1

Pinks – City Skies London triptych

Witness (Beslan Tryptich), 2005

Witness (Beslan) triptych

Lamps – City Skies London triptych

Back to the City

100 Glasgow Blue Skies

Green – City Skies London

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

West End triptych, Glasgow City Skies

Mustard – City Skies London triptych

Sydney, nothing but blue sky

Saffron – London City Skies

Glasgow City Skies

Sarah Davenport, Archipelago, oil and ink on canvas, 85x195cm, 2010

Archipelago

Magenta Wides

Words You Cannot Read I

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)

HiddenLaneColours 19.20 diptych

I Love This City – Hong Kong

I Love This City – London

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

Beach

City Skies Hong Kong #56

London, Pudding Mill Lane

Red Orange Purple

Teal Orange Purple

Magenta Wide

HiddenLaneColours #48

Paradise Row

Drawings

OrangePink series

One Day in Shoreditch print

One Day in Shoreditch (I met my love)

Twinkle

City Skies Edinburgh

City Skies Dundee

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

City Skies Berlin

Glasgow polaroids

Shorelines (Findhorn)

Weave

Dialogue (Post-colonial)

Block (Post-colonial)

Machine (Post-Colonial)

Mustang

Reliquaries 1

Reliquaries I

Reliquaries II

HiddenLaneColours #112

HiddenLaneColours #111

HiddenLaneColours #64 #63

HiddenLaneColours #51

Hidden Lane Colours

City Skies, 8 paintings on polaroids by artist Sarah Kudirka

City Skies London – Fringes

oil paintings on polaroids by Sarah Kudirka

City Skies London – Sunshine

City Skies London – Square Mile

City Skies 16 painted images in grid

City Skies London – East

Belongings 1 and 2, 2002, each 50 x 100 cm

Belongings 1 and 2, 2002

Belongings series 3, 4, 5, 2002, each 50 x 100 cm

Belongings series 3, 4, 5, 2002

Architecture 2005

Architecture 2005

Shallow (Sometimes)

Good, painting, 2008

Good

Inventory Landscape 2009, Paintings, Sarah Kudirka Davenport

Inventory Landscape

Sarah Davenport, Inventory I, oil and ink on canvas, 61x91.5cm, 2009

Inventory I 2009

Sarah Davenport, Inventory II, oil and ink on canvas, 61x91.5cm, 2009

Inventory II 2008

Sarah Davenport, Collective, oil and ink on canvas, 85x195.5cm, 2010

Collective