Kestle Barton is excited to open this 2023 season with an exhibition of recent work by London-based artist, David Batchelor.
Batchelor has been making colour- based works in a variety of media for over three decades. Since the 1990s, his sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, installations and animations have all aimed to draw attention to aspects of colour, and urban colour in particular. Rather than being an aspect of some other concern, in these works colour is its own presence, the centre and subject of the work.
Since 2011, Batchelor has been developing a wide range of sculptures collectively titled Concretos. The works began as small, improvised, shelf- based sculptures, and over the last decade have expanded and grown into free-standing structures, some over three metres tall.
The title I-Cons and Ex-Cons refers to studio shorthand for the larger and more recent works in the series: the Inter-Concretos and the Extra- Concretos. A group of these works will be placed throughout the gallery at Kestle Barton.