Bill Woodrow

Untitled (95/04)

1995

Medium
Oil stick on paper
Dimensions
Support: 1500 x 2220 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1997
Reference
T07237

Display caption

Woodrow says that drawing fulfills his need for 'instant reward'. He works rapidly, using oil paint in crayon form. The elements evolve freely, with different layers of representational and abstract images. The drawings frequently incorporate references to geological or biological forms, such as the organic structures reminiscent of cells or DNA models in Untitled (95/04). Although most of Woodrow''s drawings are untitled, one shown here is called Wilson''s Phalarope, which refers to a small wading bird in the bottom corner.

Gallery label, August 2004