About the work
Place: Department for International Trade, Old Admiralty Building
Outline 6 combines vertical rectangular shapes and lines with a range of complementary colour tones. His work has been described as having a lightness and coolness of approach that belies the intricate planning which goes into each piece. The work presents a system of signs and geometric symbols which are designed to challenge the viewer, while resisting easy interpretation. Denny himself offers few clues, remarking in 2002:
I don't like talking about my work in an interpretative way. I never describe and I never explain.
About the artist
Abstract artist Robyn Denny, currently lives and works in London. He studied at St Martin’s School of Art from 1951 to 1954 and at the Royal College of Art from 1954 to 1957. He has taught painting at Hammersmith College of Art, Bath Academy of Art and at the Slade in London. His first solo exhibition was held in London in 1958 and he was the youngest artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, in 1973. He is known for his designs in the interior of Embankment Tube.
Robyn Denny (1930 - 2014)
- Outline 6
- Oil on canvas
- height: 151.50 cm, width: 121.00 cm
- Purchased from Kasmin Gallery, June 1964
- none visible
- GAC number