Edition of 80 + 20 AP's
42 cm x 30 cm
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About the artwork
Dickon Drury upends traditional forms of still-life and portraiture, placing his subjects in ludic and surreal situations in which peril is cut through with humour. In this new work, a mustachioed man stalks the streets of a small town at night. His unnatural height is perhaps explained by the eyes peering through the gaps in his coat - rather than a sinister interlocutor, Drury's agent is a 'totem pole trench', a classic slapstick trope.
About the artist
Dickon Drury (b. 1986, Salisbury, UK) is a recent graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art and a recipient of the Slade School of Fine Art, Desiree Painting Prize (2016). Recent solo exhibitions include: The Who‘s Who of Whos, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2016); Optics Don‘t Make Marks, Spike Island Project Space, Bristol. Selected group exhibitions include: Glossary, Safehouse 2, London (2016); Curse of the Laughing Hand, Rogue Artist Project Space, Manchester (2016); 2015 Imagine (Curated by Tomma Abts and Alistair McKinven), Londonewcastle Project Space, London (2015); Drawing Room, The Old Cycle Club, London (2014).
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