Digital C type print, printed on a Lambda machine, on Fuji crystal archive paper.
50.8 x 40.5 cm [20 x 16 inches].
Edition of 55 works, signed and numbered verso.
Produced by Genesis.
About the work
For nearly two decades David Batchelor has been photographing found white monochrome panels of posters, signs, timetables etc in London and other cities in the UK and all over the world, from Glasgow, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Hong Kong and Shanghai among others. The resulting series of 500 images of white monochromes have been presented in a number of different forms since he began making them in the 1990’s, appearing as photographic prints, 35mm slide projections, digital projections and also in book form. As a footnote to this project, a small series of 10 found black monochromes also evolved, referencing Malevich’s famous black square. Batchelor’s limited edition: Found Monochrome (black) 15, Newcastle, 11.05.09, 2014 , 2015 was produced from this series for the Whitechapel Gallery to accompany his installation in the Commissions Gallery, 23rd December 2014 – 3rd May 2015.
About the artist
David Batchelor was born in Dundee 1955. His work is concerned above all things with colour and sheer delight in the myriad brilliant hues of the urban environment, underlined by a critical concern with how we see and respond to colour in this advanced technological age.
Batchelor lives and works in London and is represented by Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh.
Batchelor’s recent exhibitions include: David Batchelor: Flatlands, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and Spike Island, Bristol (2013-2014); House 2012, The Regency Town House, Hove, UK and Slugfest, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); 2D3D: David Batchelor, Karsten Schubert, London, (2011); Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); Gravity’s Rainbow, Ingleby Gallery (2011); Chromophilia, Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010). In 2009 Batchelor was commissioned by the British Council to make a new installation, HK Fesdella, Further public art commissions include Big Rock Candy Fountain, at Archway, London. Batchelor is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory at the Royal College of Art, London, and has written and edited a number of books, most recently; Found Monochromes (2010, Ridinghouse, London, 2010) and Colour (2008, Whitechapel, London / MIT Press).
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