KEY INFORMATION

  • Variable size
  • Paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital work
  • Budget: £££

KEY INFORMATION

  • Variable size
  • Paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital work
  • Budget: £££

‘For me drawing is a kind of dreaming. It’s a kind of place where forms and shapes and things don’t have to obey the laws of gravity.’

David Batchelor (b.1955) is a Scottish artist and writer who primarily explores the notion of colour and our own responses to colour within society.

Batchelor’s work revels in the brilliant hues of artificial colour and illuminated light, often hinting at the urban landscape. He is best known for his vivid three dimensional structures made from re-purposed domestic and light industrial objects such as light boxes, dollies and detergent bottles which have been augmented to enhance their synthetic colour; a colour that can only have been created by a modern world. Drawing is also at the heart of Batchelor’s work, allowing him a freedom he cannot exercise in his sculptural work.

'Flatlands Remix' brings together David Batchelor’s intricate and vibrant drawings, as well as his more recent exploration into painting. Alongside these works the exhibition presents a group of Batchelor’s colour-based sculptures, and a new digital installation of his Found Monochromes (1997-2015) - a series of white rectangular and square panels encountered on walks through cities around the world. 

This exhibition is based on David Batchelor’s recent solo exhibition 'Flatlands' (2013), which was guest-curated by Andrea Schlieker with The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Spike Island, Bristol. All works are loaned courtesy of the artist, Galeria Leme, São Paulo and Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. 

Installation Images

  • Photograph by Stuart Whipps
  • Photograph by Stuart Whipps
  • Photograph by Stuart Whipps
  • HK FESDELLA
  • © Courtesy of VCUQatar. Photography by Omer Mohammad.
  • © Courtesy of VCUQatar. Photography by Omer Mohammad
  • © Courtesy of VCUQatar. Photography by Omer Mohammad.
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