NEW WORK: Ian Davenport: Waddington Custot Gallery

26 May - 14 August 2020

NEW WORK: Ian Davenport, the first iteration of Waddington Custot's digital solo exhibition series, is open to explore online.


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The exhibition features four 'Puddle Paintings', which continue the artist's celebrated exploration of colour. Central to Davenport's practice is his choice of palette and unconventional methods in his application of paint. The colour combinations in this series directly reference paintings by French artist Pierre Bonnard, which Davenport encountered at the 2019 exhibition 'Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory' at Tate Modern. Working in particular response to 'Nude in the Bath', 1936, Davenport's paintings explore Bonnard's continually shifting colour palette, choreographing complex colour variations between yellow, grey, purple and blue.


Above text and images courtesy of Waddington Custot Gallery.