24-25. Pimp Pallets, 2006 & Festival, 2006
David Batchelor is an artist and writer based in London whose work includes three-dimensional structures, photographs and drawings, and mostly relate to his long-term interest in colour and the urban environment. He uses a variety of industrial debris to create sculptural installations, breathing new life into the material leftovers of modern life, from factory scrap to disused or broken domestic items. Batchelor reworks these otherwise pedestrian objects into beautifully colourful artworks.
These works are on loan from Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. They were originally commissioned by the Hayward Gallery as the inaugural Christmas Lights Project at the Southbank Centre, London, 2006.
About the artist
Batchelor was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1955 and studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (1975-78), and Cultural Theory at Birmingham University (1978-80). He has exhibited widely in the UK, continental Europe, the Americas and, more recently, Asia. Recent exhibitions include Chromophilia: 1995-2010, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro (2010); Backlights, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, (2008); Color Chart, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008) and Tate Liverpool (2009); and Unplugged, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2007). Batchelor has written and edited several essays and books including the recent Whitechapel publication Colour (2008). He is represented by Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo.