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Tomma Abts (b. 1967)
Untitled (#10)
signed and dated 'Tomma Abts 2004' (on the reverse)
graphite and coloured pencil on paper
33 x 22in. (84 x 55.9cm.)
Executed in 2004

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Provenance
greengrassi, London.
Goetz Collection, Munich (acquired from the above in 2004).
Their sale, Christie's London, 14 February 2013, lot 102.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Exhibited
Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, Tomma Abts, 2005.
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With its sleek, interlocking geometric formations, Untitled (#10) is a refined example of Tomma Abts’ drawings. The work was included in the artist’s 2005 exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel: a show that ultimately led to her receipt of the Turner Prize the following year. Currently the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London, until 9 September, Abts explores the relationship between logic and intuition through a constantly-evolving body of abstract works. Operating without pictorial planning or source material, she allows her compositions to unfold of their own accord, relishing the relationships between colour and form that emerge over the course of her long, slow working process. ‘It is a completely open process, starting from a point of nothing, with no guaranteed outcome, every single time’, she explains. ‘I am not making process painting; the process is always directed at the final image, and the precise definition of it’(T. Abts, quoted at http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/tomma-abts [accessed 8 August 2018]).
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