AGAS | Art Galleries Association Singapore


Sarah Harvey
3 April 2014 | 7pm
Collectors Contemporary
5 Jalan Kilang Barat #01-03 Petro Centre Singapore 159349

'I aim to produce paintings that arouse both a sense of well-being and pleasure, whilst simultaneously suggesting notions of insecurity, fantasy and sexuality.'

Sarah Harvey paints fragmented figures floating in a liquid universe. Her luscious light filled paintings often depict the artist herself in turquoise and aquamarine waters. The artist's highly original technique involves painting from photographic images that she has directed and then manipulated, resulting in deeply expressionistic paintings that combine abstraction and figuration.

Inspired by pioneering figurative painters such as Francis Bacon and Jenny Saville, her work is informed by a conceptual interest in the physicality and representation of the human form. Her anonymous, abstracted figures emphasise the corporeality and sensuality of the body.

Harvey has received numerous accolades, including First Prize winner of the Ken Howard Award (2007), Grand Prix winner of Art Periscope Award (2007) and winner of the London International Creative Competition (2011). She was also shortlisted for the Celeste Painting Prize (2007), Art Review's international competition (2009) and Saatchi's Best of British (2009).