Dark look at life in­spired by Dante

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - ART -

ARTIST David Collinge has used Dante’s In­ferno and Ovid’s Meta­mor­phoses as in­spi­ra­tion for a se­lec­tion of 22 art­works which will be ex­hib­ited through­out June at Bat­ley Art Gallery. Collinge ex­plores the darker side of hu­man ex­is­tence and the so­ci­ety we live in to cre­ate paint­ings that ex­plore the in­flu­ence of the land­scape and or­ganic forms of na­ture.

Us­ing oils he works in thin lay­ers to build up fluid and translu­cent pieces of work. He be­gins by mak­ing ran­dom marks on a can­vas – he is never quite sure where his work will take him.

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