Sarah J. Stanley

Sarah J. Stanley lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Gray's School in Aberdeen.

"My current work retains strong elements of drawing and painting alongside a varied set of mediums and art pieces, creating a delicate formal balance of mark-making and imagery, as well as employing text and invention. Often, I display tendencies towards the satirical, and steering away from irony and it's other shallow counterparts, I take the proverbial piss with sobriety. I work with space, context, depth and all the other basic things fine artists consider day to day. I like to disband the semiotic and symbolic, making sure the viewer can experience some sense of disciplined wit. The readily unspoken, fiction-like, but tediously honest nature of my work, I hope, leaves it capable enough to describe itself earnestly within quips of discerning visual banter and with the integrity of a studious prankster.

I also have a soft spot for painting portraits of hands doing tasks and activities of various types." - Sarah J. Stanley