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An essay by Kate Macfarlane (Co-Director, Drawing Room)
‘Paul Sietsema’s studio forms a tangible and visceral part of the intensely authored artworks he produces. In the studio the artist collects a range of materials, such as sheets of newspaper, fragments of wood, reclaimed pictures, hammers, chisels, and nails. Over time, and in stages, some of these items are incorporated into his artworks – they form both the material of the artwork – canvas, wood, enamel and so on – and the ‘images’ we view in his drawings, films and paintings’.