Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Joanna Kirk


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Chantal Joffe, artist

Year 2019
Medium Charcoal pencils on toned tan paper
Dimensions 35 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

This is a drawing of my daughter in which I wanted to get away from artifice, away from ideas, away from contextualisation. I wanted to make a drawing at its purest. Very simply, my daughter loves playing music and I love her absorption whilst playing. In this piece I hope I have captured at least something of the moment in which it was rendered.

About the artist:

Joanna Kirk (b. 1963, Cheshire). Graduated from Goldsmith's College of Art (1984); and West Surrey College of Art (1981). Select solo exhibitions include Joanna Kirk, Blain|Southern, London (2015); Miles to Go Before I Sleep, Mostyn, Llandudno (2010); Joanna Kirk, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2000); Joanna Kirk, Künstlerhaus, Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz (1996); Joanna Kirk, Art Cologne, Cologne (1994); and Joanna Kirk, Carino Campo Gallery, Antwerp (1989). Select group exhibitions include Doodle & Disegno, Blain|Southern, Berlin (2018); I Prefer Life, Weserburg Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Bremen (2016); Metamorphosis, All Visual Arts, One Marylebone Place, London (2012); Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London (2010); Intimate Art: Love, Family and Friendship, Lowry Centre, Manchester (2002); and the Armory Show, New York (2000). Her works are held in public collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; the Contemporary Art Society, London; and the Rayden Weiss Collection, Dusseldorf.