Fruitmarket Gallery David Batchelor
David Batchelor

4th May - 14th Jun 2013

Trained originally as a painter, Batchelor has, over the last twenty years, made colour his leitmotif – not the colour found in nature, but the synthetic colour of the illuminated street sign and lurid glare of the nocturnal metropolis. Whether using conventional materials such as pencil, ink, pastel, gouache and acrylic, or highlighter pen, spray or gloss paint and industrial tape, Batchelor’s drawings on paper or card show how formal rigour and modernist aesthetic can be subverted by the deployment of intense, exuberant colour.