Alison Wilding  Drawings

Edited by Sarah Whitfield; Alison Wilding in conversation with Sarah Whitfield
Ridinghouse 2016
£17.95  |  $32

28 × 26 cm  |  11 1/8 × 10 1/4 in
132 pp, over 60 colour ill.
ISBN: 978 1 909932 23 1

Best-known for her ambitious sculptural works, this volume explores how Alison Wilding’s compelling drawing has been integral to the artist’s developments for five decades.

Whilst having affinities with Wilding’s three-dimensional work, the artist’s drawings – often in series – expand upon her investigation of surface using a distinctive formal language. The works are characterised by a strong interplay between representation and metaphor, incorporating a range of materials – from watercolour to silicone fluid – to visualise and test ideas of mass and depth.


Alongside an in-depth conversation between the artist and Sarah Whitfield, a full-colour survey of over 60 illustrations offers the opportunity to track subtle correspondences in forms and concepts between historic and recent series of works.

Sarah Whitfield is an art historian, curator and editor of the Catalogue Raisonné of William Scott (2013).

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