Sahara Longe trained at Charles H Cecil Studios, Florence for four years. Steeped in traditional oil-painting techniques, Longe’s practice wields a canon’s hallmarks in service of identities historically excluded from it. Gently revisionist canvases reframe Old Masters’ go-to tableaus, placing Black bodies into a markedly white visual history. Across delicate to-scale still-lifes as well as large canvases more than two metres high, Longe takes on established languages of power and makes work which ushers it into new arenas.
Longe’s work is featured in the Timothy Taylor’s London Summer show and has been acquired by a number of prestigious collections including Josef Vascovitz and Lisa Goodman, and Simon Nixon.