A Beat, 2013


Digital pigment print with silkscreen and emboss

16.54 x 11.02 in

42.0 x 28.0 cm

Edition of 50

Signed by the artist

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16.54 x 11.02 in

42.0 x 28.0 cm

Edition of 50


    About The Work

    Known primarily for her figurative sculpture, Upritchard's work is keenly observant of human nature, and treads the line between realism and fantasy. Her figures - a group of misfits and travelling players - appear to taking part in a pageant or masquerade, their expressions melancholic and distant, seemingly questing for something beyond reach. Looking strikingly like hippies from the late 1960s and evocative of medieval jesters and holy fools, they are both archetypal and beautifully decorative.

    The artist associates hippies with failure; that everything embraced and envisioned by the 1960s counterculture either ended unhappily or didn't materialise. Nonetheless, her apparent rejection of these ideals, as expressed in the disenchantment of her sculpted figures, is itself significant, for Upritchard's discomfort with the aspirations of the counterculture may also disguise a deeper longing for their achievement. 

    Courtesy of ICA London

    About Francis Upritchard

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