Mandy Payne b.1964
Taplow 1-215, Aylesbury Estate, London, SE17 2020
Spray paint and oil on concrete 9 ¾ × 9 ¾ inches (25 × 25cm)
Signed and titled on the reverse
Mandy Payne’s work deals with the urban landscape and brutalist architecture, especially in her home city of Sheffield. She is interested in social housing, inequality, and the roles of planners and builders. Typically her works are made using spray paint on concrete – a suggestion of both the building material and the graffiti that blights or enhances many innercity areas. Payne spent 25 years as an NHS dentist before becoming a full-time artist in 2012. She has exhibited widely in the UK, and China. Her work is held in private, corporate, and museum collections in Europe and America, including Yale Center for British Art and the collection at Chatsworth House.