Tatiana Wolska

4 November - 4 December

l’étrangère is pleased to announce a solo presentation of Tatiana Wolska’s drawings together with Wild Traces: A Living Landscape a group exhibition at Austin Desmond Fine Art


‘Every morning’, Wolska says, ‘I get up at 6am and it’s coffee and drawing for an hour and a half before my kids get up.’ This allows her to ‘warm up the hands’, both right and left, and to draw curved forms, which, if not perfect circles are nearly always shapes that cycle back into themselves: another expression of Wolska’s impetus to revisit materials and forms to create them anew. Drawing, for Wolska, is an absorbing practice that leaves no space for thinking: ‘my need is to draw, not to think about drawing.’ The fluid nets, grids and sheaths she generates are reminiscent of skin, intestines, ligaments and muscles, yet they are not representations of anatomical elements or organs. This freedom from specific referents allows Wolska to follow her intuition until she reaches the point of ‘appetising surprise’, in which potential teeters on the edge of definition. ~ Ellen Mara De Wachter


Austin/Desmond Fine Art
Pied Bull Yard
68/69 Great Russell St 
London WC1B 3BN
(Entrance to the courtyard is via Bury Place)
tel. 020 7242 4443

Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 5pm

Saturday 10.30 – 4pm
or by appointment


Elizabeth Perrotte, Art’s Unruly Edges

Selection of Tatiana Wolska’s drawings