Sarah Woodburn creates loose, abstract and experimental paintings that leave room for play as a central element to her process. After moving to London over a decade ago to work as an assistant to Damien Hirst, Woodburn currently works for the artist Raqib Shaw, contributing her drawing skills to highly detailed paintings. In her personal practice, Woodburn aims to achieve the complete opposite of constraint and detail and opt for a more intuitive and free approach to her work. Woodburn emphasises the importance of gesture, space and movement in her work and focuses on bringing marks together in compositional alignment. Painting for Woodburn is also an act of acceptance and a release of control, allowing the paintings to emerge organically through the painting process.