Varda Caivano

Our profile on the British-Argentine artist, whose paintings exist somewhere on the edge of nameability

By Terry R. Myers

Untitled, 2014. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London Untitled, 2004. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London

I could argue that Varda Caivano has in productive and meaningful ways been painting versions of the same painting – her painting – ever since I first met her in 2002, soon after she had started the MA in Painting course at the Royal College of Art, London, and I had begun a two-year stint there as visiting professor of painting. Writing this now, I am looking at the small takeaway card she produced for the RCA’s degree show in…

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