Maria Farrar - New Now London Thursday, December 9, 2021 | Phillips

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  • 'I think of colour in paintings as a luxury, the less you see, the more you want.' —Maria Farrar

    Maria Farrar’s paintings weave together classical themes of Eastern and Western visual language in supple, organic forms. Her light-hearted, dynamic scenes derive from everyday life or from fragments of memories, spanning the grand lakes of the Philippines to the shop windows lining the streets of London. Connecting the pictorial language of the Eastern manga and calligraphy with Western art history and oil pigments, Farrar’s acute sense of colour and dynamic compositions capture moments that are concrete and yet simultaneously elusive, fragments of a floating and expanding world.


    Born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, Farrar received her BFA from the Ruskin School of Art in 2012 and her MFA from the Slade School of Art in 2016. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Too late to turn back now’ at Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore (2019), ‘Eaves Deep’ at mother’s tankstation, London (2018), ‘straits’ at mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2017), and ‘Marine’ at Supplement Gallery, London (2016). Her works are in the collection of Saatchi Gallery Collection (London) and AmC Collezione Coppola (Venice).


    Installation view of Sailor at Supplement, London, Marine, 2016, Artworks:
    © Maria Farrar 
    • Provenance

      Supplement, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016

    • Exhibited

      London, Supplement, Maria Farrar, 16 - 30 July 2016



signed and dated 'Maria Farrar 2016' on the overlap
oil on canvas
152 x 122 cm. (59 7/8 x 48 in.)
Painted in 2016.

Full Cataloguing

£15,000 - 20,000 ‡♠

Sold for £35,280

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London Auction 9 December 2021