Medium: Oil & ink on paper
Size: 31cm x 24cm (12.2” x 9.4”)
The cricket figures intrigued Sula as she began to draw at matches. She worked with them alongside the musicians at Potton Hall where she has been Artist in Residence since 2010. At first these outdoor moving figures seemed to inhabit a completely other world to that of the interior of the concert hall. However, the batsman walks alone to the crease anticipating a performance much as the soloist steps onstage to take his place with his instrument. Both performers possess at once, great vulnerability and potential power. As the work has progressed, it is the intimacy of the moments between the significant acts in the performance that Sula captures.
Batsman by Sula Rubens A.R.W.S
Sula Rubens studied at Central/St. Martin’s School of Art (BA Hons Fine Art), where she was influenced by working practices and theories of artist/tutors – Tricia Gillman, Alan Reynolds, Norman Ackroyd, Anthony Whishaw and Cecil Collins. Since graduating in 1989, she has practised as a painter and printmaker, living, working and exhibiting in many countries (including Gdansk, Poland; Amsterdam, Holland; Ireland, Greece and Spain).