Upritchard’s new work
London-based New Zealand artist, Francis Upritchard, 32, launched her new book Every Colour By Itself last week, at a reception held at New Zealand House in London by High Commissioner Derek Leask, hosted by Kate MacGarry Gallery. Every Colour By Itself was produced with the support of Saatchi & Saatchi, through their association with the Walters Prize and is a visual journey through 39 of Upritchard’s modeled figures, each detailed with psychedelic surfaces and a handmade quality. Winner of the Walters Prize in 2006, Upritchard chose to exchange her all expenses paid trip to New York for funding from Saatchi & Saatchi to produce the book. Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Andrew Stone said: “Saatchi & Saatchi are delighted to have supported Francis in the production of this important and innovative work. She is a young artist of extraordinary talent whom we look forward to seeing develop as a significant presence in the international art world.” Every Colour By Itself will also accompany Upritchard to the 53rd International Venice Biennale, where she will represent New Zealand with Judy Millar, which runs from 7 June 2009 until 22 November 2009.