BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Sculpture Studies
The University of Leeds
Sarah Kudirka is an award-winning painter focused on the shapes and edges of things; mostly buildings and objects. Her latest artworks feature oil paint and pencil applied directly over Polaroids. She brings playfulness and passion to her work about cities.
When did you last look up at the sky? We are all glued to our screens but Sarah sees it as her job as an artist to do what others don’t. The idea is simple: walk and look up at the sky in between city buildings: but the project is compelling. It began with taking polaroids while going to and from her east London studio, then expanded. From Stratford to Clerkenwell, Barbican, Shoreditch and the Square Mile all provide the artist with Polaroid inspiration but, just using the skyline as a prompt, her images are not about copying the photograph beneath.
The series 'City Skies London' so far c.numbers 500 images. They are available as originals and also in stunning large-scale prints of curated grids. Sarah loves cities and loves to work worldwide, her series so far includes London, Berlin, Glasgow, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Characteristically low-tech and hand-drawn, the artist references cartoons, comic strips and storyboards. Her highly-original work is regarded as “beautiful and accessible” and, though Sarah professes not to be a photographer, has attracted international attention for its “technically-innovative” use of analogue film.
Sarah Kudirka’s work is held in private, public and corporate collections in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Spain, UK and the USA.