The Spring Auction 2020

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48. Tamsin Nagel

August British Agapanthus, M&S

Estimate: £750 - 1300

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 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

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.

Accolades

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

Awards: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 – Student Winner.

The Spring Auction 2020 - Lot 48, Tamsin Nagel, August British Agapanthus, M&S

28 Mar Mar 28

Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ