Photo: Pen Dalton in Walthamstow, London

Pen Dalton

Artist, Writer, Critic

The online gallery can give clues to what paintings look like, but screen based reproductions -whilst they effectively simulate depth and surface - cannot reproduce the event of encountering a painting: It is difficult to get a sense of scale, of surface texture and precise colour relations that only an immanent encounter with a painting can give: paintings need to be visited 'in the flesh'. However, painting as a practice has never been the same in a digitally saturated visual world of film and photographic printing. These recent paintings acknowledge digital technology, but unlike virtual screen based imagery and fetishistic print, they highlight matter in analogous relations to the actual world. read full statement

Location Walthamstow, London
Activities Practice-based research, Journalism
Artforms Painting, Research, Text
Tags paint, surface, repetition, neo-modern, abstract,
Website http://pendalton.net

News & Events

  • Contemporary British Painting

    recently joined the CBP group which acts to discuss and promote the new significance of painting in a digital world.

  • Stuff and Nonsense

    20/01/2014 – 01/02/2014
    The Tokarska Gallery, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London

    an exhibition of paintings demonstrating the materiality of paint -in contrast to digitally printed imagery

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  • solo show of paintings

    01/06/2015 – 15/06/2015
    The Crypt, St Marylebone Church, Marylebone road, London

    Part of the series "Contemporary British Painting": A show of paintings that re-iterates the difference between digital printing and painting.

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