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Mixed hand dyed cut papers

82 × 58 cm


Guide Price: £2,700

Purdey Fitzherbert (b.1987) has been influenced by the materiality of Anselm Kiefer, the minimalism of Agnes Martin and the subtlety of Robert Irwin. Having been praised internationally for her work, she is looking to further engage with viewer experience in her future explorations. The almost-alchemical, ritualistic process she employs in the studio uses the rhythms of entropy. She describes her practices as, “nature trying to sort out chaos”; a sense of gentle spontaneity developing upon the surface as she works. Fitzherbert balances intuition with acceptance, permitting and aiding materials to interact with each other independently, allowing her to embrace the roles of both observer and creator. For Fitzherbert, the process of creation is paramount; but that process is a collaboration with the universe’s underlying flow. The mysterious results, as they appear from the darkness of matter, can never be entirely controlled or predicted, just accepted and beheld for all their innate beauty. Purdey Fitzherbert had a solo show at Blue Shop Cottage in October 2021.

Terms and Conditions: Please note all works will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Freedom from Torture offices, 111 Isledon Road, London N7 7JW. The artwork will be safely stored, free of charge until Friday 17 December 2021. Alternatively, Freedom from Torture can help organise national and international delivery of artworks through a third party, to the winner. The winning bidder will be responsible for all delivery costs and will be invoiced directly by the third party.

Lot No.: EL89-96-00047
Kindly donated by Purdey Fitzherbert and Blue Shop Cottage