David Batchelor: The Luminous and the Grey

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A Certain Kind of Light artist David Batchelor takes us on a voyage to places where colour comes into being and where it fades away, drawing on a wide range of material from neuroscience, philosophy, literature, film and
the writings of artists.

David Batchelor’s work is principally concerned with colour; he combines everyday items with a range of light-industrial materials to produce extraordinary installations informed by the harsh hues of artificial light in the urban environment.  He has written and edited a number of books that further demonstrate a critical concern with how we see and respond to colour in this advanced technological age including: The Luminous and the Grey (2014), Found Monochromes (2010), Colour (2008) and Chromophobia (2000). In 2015 he presented Monochrome Archive 1997-2015, a large-scale installation at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, as a part of their exhibition Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015. He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, and the Americas.

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