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'Counterpoints' installation shot

Review: ‘Counterpoints’ by Laurence Noga

We immediately feel that Webb’s work is overlaid with his research on mid-20th century design and architecture, or the acoustics of Byzantine churches in the Troodos region of Cyprus….

David Webb Tourist Smoking Room (Gold) 2013 Acrylic on canvas 50x50cm

Essay: ‘On Form’ by Lizzie Lloyd

It is the experience of Rachel Busby and David Webb’s paintings that I want to dwell on here, to fix them in words. But words, like impressions, swarm around paintings…

Poem: the work of David Webb by Lizzie Lloyd

Variations on flags: handmade and

bold, uneven and overlapping…

'Necessary Monsters: Lee Grandjean and David Webb', University of Greenwich Galleries (2014)

Essay: ‘Necessary Monsters’ by Veronica Sekules

Before we even visit the exhibition of paintings by David Webb and sculptures by Lee Grandjean, its title immediately sets up expectations about its subject matter and references, and its attitudes and values…

'Without an Edge There Is No Middle', Pluspace, Coventry (2013). 3rd from right: Windmill (2008). 5th from right: Smoking Room (Blue) (2011)

Review: ‘Without an Edge There is no Middle, at Pluspace’ by Andy Parkinson

I am enjoying seeing two David Webb paintings, a very recent one ‘Untitled (Windmill)’ close to the older, ‘Smoking Room (Blue)’ the former is more abstract the latter more obviously on the edge of figuration. I love its humour and simplicity…

Review: ‘Other Objects at Lion and Lamb Gallery’ by Andy Parkinson

Review: ‘Summer Saloon Show 2014’ by Andy Parkinson

Playing with the process of painting, and of abstraction, David Webb‘s now familiar ‘Parcheesi’ form becomes star-like against a blue/green ground in one reading, or alternatively, a figure emerges…

'Contemporary British Abstraction', Container Gallery, London (2015). Centre: Untitled (Beak) (2015)

Review: ‘Contemporary British Abstraction at the SE9 Container Gallery’ by Andy Parkinson

The show provides a glimpse of the current abstract scene and the range of abstract painters working in the United Kingdom…

Pachyderm

Essay: ‘The Maternal Elephant’ by Eleanor Moreton

There is no greater love amongst elephants than the maternal kind. The female elephant gently guides and protects its young, touching it with trunk and legs: something so big caring for something so small…

Feature: Guest artist on TomHammick.com

I came across David’s paintings a few years ago on the web and immediately found they made me curious…

Interview: David Webb at (standard) INTERVIEW

Can you briefly describe what you do?
I paint with acrylic on canvas. Occasionally I work on panel and sometimes use pumice and charcoal with the paint. I also draw; little notes in a small book I carry around with me…

David Webb: Fragmentarium, installation view. Image courtesy of the dalla Rosa Gallery

Review: ‘Fragmentarium’ by Emyr Williams

If you ever watch a golfer playing a bunker shot, you will see him start by doing a sort of shuffle in the sand to anchor his stance…

Feature: ‘Fragmentarium’ on re-title.com

dalla Rosa is proud to present David Webb’s first solo show at the gallery…

'Jerwood Contemporary Painters', Jerwood Space, London and tour (2009). 3rd from right: Monarch (For EMS) (2007)

Review: Jerwood Contemporary Painters 2009 by Michael Glover at The Independent

Who are the best young painters at work today? This group show of about 30 works is the choice of the Jerwood’s three judges, who are all practising artists themselves…