Acquaintances (series of 4) by David Watkins


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This is a series of four unique paintings on stretched canvas, shown in the show Perfectly Small, 2018.  They were also shown in ‘Visions of Science’ at Bath University.  Please note that we may need to also ask you to cover the cost of delivery, depending on where you live.  If you would like to check the cost of this before you buy, please just email us first.


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ink, gouache and pencil on canvas



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Original painting


40 x 30 cm


Acquaintances I, Acquaintances II, Acquaintances III, Acquaintances IV


David attempts to record within his work, amorphous and intangible ‘space’, drawing parallels between the internet systems that seek to take formal qualities of abstraction – line, shape and colour – and give them a shake, scattering and stretching connections and references which give the resulting works a sense of tension and movement.

Despite the profound subject matter, these works are also playful. The viewer is invited, in ‘reading’ the pictures, to inhabit the actions that are involved in their making – dripping, pouring, squishing, stretching, suggestive of a more organic nature. The lines that cascade across the paintings and drawings interrupt the network and connections, almost like pinball machines which refract the lines elsewhere to form new connections.


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