Friday, 10 September 2010

madge gill

I saw Madge Gills work at an exhibition at the Museum of Everything when it was based in Chalk Farm, London. Madge
Gill was an outsider artist who didnt exhibit and from what Ive read had a very hard and traumatic life. Thousands of drawings were discovered in her home after her death, mainly black and white and usually featuring the same female figure thought to be
herself or her stillborn daughter. I bought this image as a postcard after seeing a whole corridor at the exhibition covered in her very small works. I think this was drawn with biro which i like to work in too, the images have a real freshness to them as if she worked really quickly and intently but as a body of work there is a real cohesion.

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