David Austen

Untitled 17.7.02

2002

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 410 x 298 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by The Ampersand Foundation in memory of Michael Stanley 2013
Reference
T13906

Display caption

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