A drawing of a spider web


3 February 2024 - 4 May 2024

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Latvian American artist Vija Celmins (b. 1938) produces exquisitely intricate drawings and prints of natural phenomena, notably the ocean, spider webs and the night sky. Her painstakingly slow method of composition is characterised by the extraordinary precision of her approach across a variety of media, and her persistent return to certain subjects. Based upon close observation of photographs, her delicate-seeming work addresses subjects that are both powerful and timeless.

ARTIST ROOMS presents the work of international artists in solo exhibitions drawn from a national touring collection jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Its national programme is supported by Art Fund, Henry Moore Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

Image: Vija Celmins Web #1 1999, ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Vija Celmins, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery