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Sandy Sykes. Moving On. Wood and Lino cut. Paper/image size 300 x 300mm.
£250. Edition of 36
Sandy Sykes is a painter, printmaker and book artist. She exhibits widely both nationally and internationally. References to visual and literary influences from multi-cultural history invest her work with a wry humour as she combines text and symbols with social and political observation of the dysfunctional world around her. She is in many major public collections.
Sandy Sykes RE. MA. was born in Yorkshire and is a painter, printmaker and maker of artist’s books. Drawing is the basis of her entire philosophy and vision and is essential to the production of her work in any discipline. Sketchbooks are used as an instant way of linking, collecting and developing ideas. Her awareness of the natural world is a major catalyst to her thinking.
She reads very widely. References to visual and literary influences, throughout history and internationally invest her work with a wry humour. Her visual language combines text and symbols with social and political observation of the dysfunctional world around her. She examines the thin line between the comic and the tragic.
Since 1970 Sykes has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally in solo and group shows, some of which have toured in Britain, Europe, USA and Russia. Represented in International Art Fairs in New York, Chicago and London, her work is held in numerous Public Collections including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, Ashmolean Museum, MOMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Library of The House of Congress, and many Private Collections.
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