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Wednesday Talks: David Batchelor

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Whitworth Art Gallery

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Wednesday Talks at the Whitworth organised by Pavel Büchler

David Batchelor is well known for his preoccupation with colour. In his sculptures and installations he uses vivid colour to give new life to discarded lightboxes, industrial dollies and other found objects; in his paintings and drawings he often deploys such brightly coloured materials as highlighter pens, spray paint of adhesive tape. While these works demonstrate Batchelor's interest in modernist aesthetics, abstraction and the monochrome, they are also acute observations of the presence of colour in modern urban life and its leftovers and poetic comments on our everyday environment. Colour is also the subject of Batchelor's writing such as in his books Chromophobia (2008) and more recently The Luminous and the Grey (2014). David Bachelor's work is held in many important public collections including The Tate and the Whitworth.

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