Sarah Woodfine explores imaginary worlds that sit between the familiar and fantastical.
All Woodfine’s work centres on drawing. There is a certain element of gothic darkness to her work. This is conjured up through the relationship between the precise and heavily drawn pencil process she employs combined with the subject matters depicted. Her drawing method employs a repetitive almost obsessive-compulsive process.
The drawings often take the form of either three-dimensional constructions in cases and glass domes, or as two-dimensional drawings encased in liquid filled domes.
Woodfine studied postgraduate sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1995. She went on to win the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2004 and is represented by Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art.
Woodfine’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in various public and private collections, including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and Middlesbrough’s Institute of Modern Art. http://www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon/people/teaching-staff/sarah-woodfine/
Beautiful work produced to an immaculate level. Presents her work in an atmospheric, almost stage managed environment. Either in dark rooms with electric light bulbs on long leads or strategically placed artworks that benefit from the light of a window that echoes the light in the drawing. Straddles the line between drawing and sculpture. Truly ‘magical’ work.