Paintings by Anthony Daley
Coinciding with his major presentation Son of Rubens at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Flowers Gallery is delighted to exhibit a series of works in an exhibition by Anthony Daley though 4 February 2022. This Collecting feature highlights a curation of recent smaller paintings by Daley, which contrast with the large-scale works on exhibition by size, but retains a similar exploration of light and colour, with an allusion to still life.
Although deeply grounded in abstraction, Daley's works have often begun by painting still life arrangements, which he then "reworks until they lose their form and evoke an emotional response.” He recalls his first memory of wanting to paint: “I was four. I was in the bushes across the river from where I lived. It had rained and I looked up to the sky with the light coming through. It was the start of a love affair. I just wanted to paint it, to draw it. The sheer blueness of that sky – I had to do it justice.”
The improvisational drips of paint and explosive colour fields that recur across his canvases are indicative of his dedication to the “raw physical act of painting” and demonstrate the central importance Daley has always placed on the process of art making itself, and above all, "searching for new painterly possibilities."
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