It’s always enriching to learn more about artists and the work of Hedda Sterne was no exception. This exhibition at Victoria Miro, the first solo show of her work in the UK, focused on a series of paintings and drawings from the early 1960s when she spent over a year in Venice on a Fulbright scholarship.
Reminiscent of seascapes they are explorations in horizontals.
“What entrances me in art is what cannot be entrapped in words” , which echoes how I feel about my work.
Most of these shots are close-ups as it is the subtlety of tone and mark-making in both paintings and drawings that is intriguing and satisfying.
The small drawings are observational giving an indication of the source material for the paintings.
These are only a snapshot from a career lasting about 80 years.