David Haines

Blisters (Me and Mum)

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Year 2023
Medium Graphite and Vero pencil on paper
Dimensions 21 x 21 cm

About the work

This drawing is one of a series of works I have made over the past year while caring for my mother. Combining both her and my medication, the work becomes a double portrait. The formal shape of the pill strips initially evoke minimalist compositions and forms that, when misshaped by human interaction, speak of human experience and highly subjective narratives.

Career Highlights

Exhibitions (selection): The British Museum, London, UK; The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece; Modern Art, Oxford, UK; The Drawing Room, London, UK; Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany; Tallinn Kunsthal, Tallinn, Estonia; Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands; De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.

Collections (selection): British Museum, London, UK; Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands.


← Adrian Haak, Jr.

A Provision Realized

Maggi Hambling →


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