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Margot Sanders

MA work

I am interested in the sister sibling, which is the primary perspective I use to help create my paintings, as this is what I myself can identify with. I explore a shared journey of departure from the plains of childhood, paint aids this as a fluid and versatile medium. The sibling relationship is often a turbulent one, complicated by the simultaneous anonymity of love, fun, loyalty, anger, hatred and disgust. What does this mean and how does it form the female character? The bathmat as an island is a template I frequently use in my paintings. I call this Carpet Island, usually taking the form of an oriental carpet, rug or blanket which in turn conducts the narrative in the paintings. On Carpet Island, anything can happen, it is where the siblings can play their game, no matter what the cost of their actions.

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  • Margot Sanders profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Painting, 2013

  • I am interested in the sister sibling, which is the primary perspective I use to help create my paintings, as this is what I myself can identify with. I explore a shared journey of departure from the plains of childhood, paint aids this as a fluid and versatile medium. The sibling relationship is often a turbulent one, complicated by the simultaneous anonymity of love, fun, loyalty, anger, hatred and disgust. What does this mean and how does it form the female character? The bathmat as an island is a template I frequently use in my paintings. I call this Carpet Island, usually taking the form of an oriental carpet, rug or blanket which in turn conducts the narrative in the paintings. On Carpet Island, anything can happen, it is where the siblings can play their game, no matter what the cost of their actions.

  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma, History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2010; BA (Hons), Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • PAPER, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013; Creekside Open 2013, Art in Perpetuity Trust, London, 2013; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Winner, Paris Studio Award, La Cité Internationale des Arts & Royal College of Art, 2012; Winner, Portrait Prize, Brenda Landon Pye Portrait Prize, 2008