Burroughs’ Tell, 2009, Oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm
Gatsby, 2008, oil on canvas, 216 x 218 cm
The Crash, 2008, oil on canvas, 150 x 207 cm
Umbrella Murder, 2008, oil on canvas, 150 x 207 cm
Deluge, 2006, oil on canvas, 274 x 457 cm
Bay of Pigs, 2004, oil on canvas, 268 x 348cm
Sunny van Bulow, 2003, oil on canvas, 15o x 207 cm
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 at Gagosian Gallery
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