Peter DaviesSmall Touching Squares Painting 1998

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Artist
Peter Davies (born 1970)
Title
Small Touching Squares Painting
Date 1998
MediumAcrylic paint and graphite on canvas
DimensionsConfirmed: 2542 x 4572 x 34 mm (displayed) Each component is 2542 x 1524 x 34 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1998
Reference
T07426
Not on display

Summary

Small Touching Squares 1998 is a multi-panelled work comprising three sections of joined canvas, each measuring approximately two and a half metres in height, and one and a half metres in width. Produced using acrylic paints and graphite, the large rectangular triptych appears from a distance to be a sea of blurred and mobile coloured lines, traced up and down in sloping diagonals which meet at the joins between the panels. A close examination of the work, however, reveals the enormous and time-consuming task Peter Davies undertook in producing the painting. The three canvases have been painstakingly covered in line after line of small, hand-drawn squares, each filled with colour, which connect at their corners… (read more)

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