Batchelor’s work comprises three-dimensional structures, photographs, paintings and drawings primarily centred around his long-term interest in colour and urbanism. By mixing a diverse range of everyday items with industrial products - often found from scouring the streets of London - his work celebrates the beauty of everyday objects that is often overlooked or ignored.
He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, the Americas and more recently, Asia. Recent exhibitions include Flatlands, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh/Spike Island, Bristol (2013/14); Magic Hour, Gemeentmuseum, The Hague (2012); Chromophilia: 1995-2010, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro (2010); Backlights, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, (2008); Color Chart, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008) and Tate Liverpool (2009); Unplugged, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2007); Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York (2005);the Biennial de Santiago, Chile (2005); Shiny Dirty, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2004); the 26th Bienal De São Paulo (2004); Sodium and Asphalt, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2003); and Days Like These: Tate Britain Triennial of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, London (2003).
Batchelor has also written extensively on colour; his publications include Chromophobia (2000) and The Luminous and the Grey (2014). David Batchelor was born in 1955 in Dundee, and lives and works in London.
All photographs used with kind permission from Guinam Moon.
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