Poured Lines: Light Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Red

Ian Davenport (1966 - )

Household paint on canvas

1995

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  • About the work

    Ian Davenport is one of a number of contemporary artists who have continued the tradition of post-war abstract painting. He typically drips or pours paint down canvases in a variety of ways, exploiting the properties of different paints to produce vibrant contrasts and startling visual effects. Unlike some "action painters" such as the American Abstract Expressionist, Jackson Pollock, Davenport does not approach his works intuitively. He plans his paintings carefully in advance and deliberately controls their eventual appearance. Davenport was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991 and his works are exhibited widely.

  • About the artist
    Ian Davenport was born in Sidcup, Kent. He studied at Norwich College of Art and Design and then Goldsmiths’ College in London. He participated in Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition at the Surrey Docks in Docklands in 1988 and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1991. His first solo exhibition was at Waddingtons in London in 1990 and he has exhibited there regularly since. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991. Davenport's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in many public collections. In 2006 he completed a 50 metre poured painting for Southwark Council which is permanently installed in a street near Tate Modern.
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    Title
    Poured Lines: Light Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Red
    Date
    1995
    Medium
    Household paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 213.40 cm, width: 213.40 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Waddington Galleries, March 1998
    Inscription
    verso tr (red paint): Poured Lines: / Light Red, Green, / Blue, Yellow, Orange, / Yellow, Red / Davenport 1995
    Provenance
    The artist: purchased from Waddington Galleries 1998
    GAC number
    17313