Kapil Jariwala is pleased to present Lemba Nocturne, an exhibition of new and recent paintings and works on paper by London-based artist David Webb.
Webb explores themes such as fatherhood and place through paring down observational note-book drawings into mostly abstract imagery. His painting language is paradoxically elegant and calm, and awkward and ambiguous; taking shapes, colour and texture above, below and across the surface, with space and light realised through slowly-wrought decisions in opaque and transparent washes.
Recently he has been making work in response to the landscape, art and architecture of Cyprus, more specifically a series of painted Byzantine Churches in the Troödos Mountains. A somewhat nomadic upbringing has led him to explore identity through discovering several settled and consistent places that resonate, and are often associated with the development of a strong relationship or meeting. The Cyprus College of Art in Lemba on the west coast of Cyprus, where he has returned regularly as a visiting artist / tutor, is one such location.
A fully illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by Sam Cornish is available, view online.
David Webb completed his postgraduate studies in 2002 at the Cyprus College of Art, before being awarded residencies at the Florence Trust, London, and painting Fellowships in the United States at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Vermont Studio Center.
His first solo exhibitions were in Cyprus and Armenia in 2002/3, and have since included The Royal Over-Seas League, Transition Gallery and dalla Rosa Gallery. Group exhibitions include the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Contemporary Painters and the University of Greenwich. He has work in public and private collections including The National Library of Wales, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Kasser Mochary Foundation, New Jersey.
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