Tomma Abts

Untitled no. 6

2008

In Tate Britain

Artist
Tomma Abts born 1967
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 841 x 594 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Goss-Michael Foundation 2010
Reference
T13041

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Abts works intuitively, without a fixed idea of the finished work. She mainly makes paintings that involve a long process of layering and readjustment. Drawings such as this are more spontaneous. She sets herself certain limitations and chooses particular colours, and then is guided only by the internal logic of each composition. Critic and curator Bob Nickas has described the result as ‘an image of the process of thought, the triangulation of the hand and the eye and the mind’.

Gallery label, May 2019

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