Distal 2016

23 Oct 2017 – 23 Nov 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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London Arts Board

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Acrylic and collage on canvas by Antony Densham. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at London's smallest open air art gallery.


"This work is a fusion of collage and painting. I frequently use distressed collage in order to mimic

a geological condition. The plasticity of paint is often fused into this language. Distal indicates a rock floating in a void. It's another idea which closely relates to an exhibition in 2014 titled 'Impossible Rock'. The title refers to an article in National Geographic which looked into the ordeals of climbers attempting to summit Everest. I read the title as one that could easily relate to the condition of modern art. Even  though artists are more connected than ever it still feels like an intrepid and isolated state of affairs.

My abstract language and the use of collage is all about surface qualities. Collage when 

distressed or crumpled takes on many associations. Rocks and landscapes, fabric, or even anarchic origami. The scope of possibility keeps me continually curious."

Antony has a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Elam (University of Auckland)

He employs drawing, painting, collage and sculpture in his practice.

His work is held in many private collections as well as The Wallace Arts Trust.

You can see more of his work at: www.antonydensham.com or on instagram @antony_densham
You can view this exhibition online, or in person on the corner of Vestry Road and Peckham Road. 

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