Sahara Longe (b. 1994, London, UK) is a British artist who lives and works in London, UK. Vibrantly colored and often large in scale, Longe's portraits depict the mysteries of human psychology and social interactions. Figures in rich planes of scarlet, green and black colour stare back at the viewer with unreadable expressions, often deliberately flattened and soft-edged. Her work draws on the lost methods of Old Master painting as well as the emotional ambiguity and high colour of German Expressionism.
Selected shows include Young Artist Partnership, London, 2019; Heart of the Matter, Gillian Jason, London, 2021 and IRL (In Real Life), Timothy Taylor, London, 2021. In October 2021, Longe attended the Great Women Artists Residency at the Palazzo Monti. Longe's work is in several important collections in the UK and the USA including those of the National Art Gallery, London, UK; the York Gallery, UK; the Simon Nixon Collection, UK; and the Lisa Goodman and Josef Vascovitz Collection, US.
|1994||Born in London, UK|
|2014||Begins studying Fine Art at Charles H. Cecil Studios|
|2018||Receives the Charles H. Cecil Scholarship|
|2021||Sahara Longe: The Fall of Man, Ed Cross Fine Art, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, UK|
|Upon a Time, curated by Edoardo Monti, Eduardo Secci, Florence, Italy|
|Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy, York Art Musum, York, UK|
|2021||Timothy Taylor, Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, FL, USA|
|Bold Black British, curated by Aindrea Emelife, Christie's, London, UK|
|Timothy Taylor, West Bund Art Fair, Shanghai, China|
|IRL (In Real Life), Timothy Taylor, London, UK|
|Ed Cross Fine Art, Art X Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria|
|The Great Women Artists, Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy|
|(Online Exhibition) Her Dark Materials, The Eye Of The Huntress, London, UK|
|Heart of the Matter, Gillian Jason Gallery, London, UK|
|Get a Load of This!, Daniel Raphael Gallery, London, UK|
|2019||Young Artist Partnership Show, London, UK|
|The Josef Vascovitz Collection|
|The Lisa Goodman Collection|
|The Simon Nixon Collection|
|The Hannah Rothschild Collection|
|The Zabludowicz Collection|
|The Bunker Artspace – Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection|
|National Portrait Gallery|
|York Art Gallery|
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