- Gouache on paper
- Support: 410 x 298 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by The Ampersand Foundation in memory of Michael Stanley 2013
Since 1990 Austen has produced many works on paper depicting a single organic form isolated on a pale, monochrome ground. Sometimes recognisably figures, sometimes wholly abstract, or between the two, these images are characterised by a formal simplicity emphasising the texture of the gouache or watercolour with which they are painted.
Gallery label, September 2016