Dexter Dalwood

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Burroughs’ Tell, 2009, Oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm

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Gatsby, 2008, oil on canvas, 216 x 218 cm

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The Crash, 2008, oil on canvas, 150 x 207 cm

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Umbrella Murder, 2008, oil on canvas, 150 x 207 cm

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Deluge, 2006, oil on canvas, 274 x 457 cm

escapeintolife ddalwood 6Bay of Pigs, 2004, oil on canvas, 268 x 348cm

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Sunny van Bulow, 2003,  oil on canvas, 15o x 207 cm

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Sharon Tate House, 1998, oil on canvas, 183 x 235 cm

About The Artist

Dalwood’s works depict imagined and constructed interiors or landscapes, usually devoid of figures, which act as memorials or descriptions of various historic people, places or monuments.

They draw on the idea of “History Painting” as a genre, and the quotations, hints and references can be elusive and highly codified at first. But like the grand 18th and 19th century works they allude to, the canvasses have an immediacy and power as paintings first and foremost.

The paintings range from major political events such as The Birth of the UN (2003) to imagined places which have become lodged in our collective cultural unconscious, such as Neverland (1999). ( more)

Dexter Dalwood Interview

Dexter Dalwood at Gagosian Gallery

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