Burrough's Tell
Dexter Dalwood
Burrough's Tell
Dexter Dalwood (British, London-based; Contemporary; b. 1960): Burroughs' Tell, 2009. Oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm. © Dexter Dalwood © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"Almost all of Dalwood’s paintings initially start out as small collages – compositions he assembles by literally cutting and pasting from the pages of magazines and art history. In the subsequent large-scale canvases the abrupt disjunctures and sharp, clinical edges, are faithfully reproduced, preserving the slightly unnerving, almost jarring quality at a sometimes exhilarating and monumental scale.

The way that Dalwood constructs his pictures, referencing and juxtaposing both image and content, is highly sophisticated. He weaves together personal, social and political histories with art history, popular culture and biography to produce provocative and complex new constellations of meaning. Dalwood’s post-modern, post-pop ‘history paintings’ display a smart and seductive lightness of touch; an accessibility and wit offered through the shared experience of the collective political and cultural histories they invoke." (© Tate)

Of Interest: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/dexter-dalwood/

Of Interest: http://www.gagosian.com/artists/dexter-dalwood