Waddington Custot Galleries presents IAN DAVENPORT: COLOURFALL. Featuring recent paintings as well as examples from the last 25 years, this exhibition is timed to coincide with the publication of a major monograph on the artist's work by Thames & Hudson.
The exhibition will showcase the vertically striped works that are often seen as his signature pieces. These paintings use palettes derived from urban surroundings or popular sources such as The Simpsons cartoons. More recently Davenport has taken inspiration from the colour compositions of historical works, most notably in Colorfall: Ambassador (2013) which is a radical interpretation of the colours in Holbein's The Ambassadors. From the discovery of his medium in the late 1980s to his most recent explorations with paint, COLOURFALL promises an exciting insight into the highly confident and beautifully crafted oeuvre of one of Britain's leading contemporary artists.
Above text and images courtesy of Waddington Custot Gallery.