Characteristic for his technique is pouring paint. He has been practising this method over the years, reaching a refined surface and image. Very thin lines and subtle colors are a result of the highly controlling hand and esthetic eye. Color becomes more and more the main subject in his work. His images derive from the act of pouring and range from arches, circles to lines.
This exhibition will show a new series of large colour etchings on paper, both unique etching prints and editions of his famous poured images. Highlights include one of his huge Poured Triptych Etching, which is based on the colours of The Ambassadors of Holbein, and a new series of silk screen prints featuring a new addition, coloured ‘splats’ of paint, to his process. Colour has become increasingly more central within his work. In addition also some recently made drawings of Stagerred Lines will be on display.
Ian Davenport lives and works in London. After his study at Goldsmiths’ College he had his first solo exhibiton at Waddington Galleries in 1990, where he still exhibits on a regular base. In 1991 he was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 2000 he had a solo exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and in 2004 an overview at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham. Since 2001 he shows regularly at Slewe Gallery. This will be his fourth solo show at Slewe.