Nasser Azam - Under the Influence London Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2010 Nasser Azam undertook a project to make a series
    of large-scale paintings in Antarctica. Over a period of two weeks, in sub-zero
    conditions, he produced thirteen large abstract oil paintings responding to
    different Antarctic landscapes, including an ice lake, ice desert, ice cave and
    a glacier. All of the artworks were painted outdoors, using specially designed
    brushes, canvas and non-freezing paints.
    Once finished each of the paintings were left out overnight in each
    location for the elements to contribute to the compositions. Azam commented: "My intention was to go to the wildest place, the place furthest from my own
    experience. I was born in Pakistan, and have lived for many years in London. I
    was like an alien in Antarctica - it was like a different planet. The whiteness
    of everything also looked like the white of a studio wall - it is the biggest
    studio of all, and one that it is changing rapidly before our eyes".


Ice Lake

oil on canvas
180 x 120 cm (70 7/8 x 47 1/4 in.)

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £12,500

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Under the Influence

London Auction 10 December 2014 2pm