The Spring Auction 2020

28 MARCH 2020
Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ Live Streamed Auction
August British Agapanthus, M&S
August British Agapanthus, M&S
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48. Tamsin Nagel

August British Agapanthus, M&S

Signed (lower right) and titled (lower left)
Pencil on paper
77.2 x 68 cm.
Created February 2020


£750 - 1,300
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For this curated section of The Spring Auction 2020 we selected seven artists whose work is concerned with the environment and the impact of climate change (More details).

Part of an ongoing, 2 year project, these works feature intricately drawn flower stems, bought from large chain supermarkets in London, and documented once in a state of decay.

The crunchy and mouldy flora have an underlying wry tone: the seemingly quiet beauty of the drawings is juxtaposed with the reality of this mass farmed, imported, and mass consumed commodity that we all enjoy for a few days before the flowers quickly start to expire. And yet there is something beautiful about a quietly decomposing supermarket flower.

Tamsin Nagel is a Berlin-born London-based artist. Her intricately detailed pencil drawings explore seemingly beautiful subjects with solemn undertones.


MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art.
BA Illustration, Camberwell College of Art.

Awards: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 – Student Winner.

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