Seven questions with Sahara Longe

Lydia Figes, Art UK, October 28, 2021

"The figurative paintings of Sahara Longe are reminiscent of the allegorical and resplendent paintings of the Renaissance and Baroque – in particular, those of Peter Paul Rubens which inspired her latest series of works. Painted in a realist manner, Sahara's work maintains loose, expressive brushwork that offers a sense of dynamism. Layers of thinly applied, luminous paint highlight and reflect spots of light, on the brow or cheekbone of a sitter. Her works convey a timeless quality; they are symbolically loaded with history, yet distinctively rooted in the contemporary."