David Annesley b. 1936
T01347 UNTITLED 1968
Painted aluminium and steel, 83¼ x 76¼ x 24 (211.5 x 194 x 61).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, November-December 1968 (as ‘A 1968/7-1’); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June-August 1971 (9, repr. in colour).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp. 37–44.
Among painters Annesley acknowledges a considerable debt to Kenneth Noland. What attracted Annesley about his work was the way he would take a given structure and then work with colour inside it ‘in a very non-compositional way’. Annesley has also felt a close affinity with the way Albers makes use of a formal structure over and over again simply ‘to free himself in colour’…