David Lock - 2006
Beauty and its construction is an enquiry central to Lock's artistic practise. David produces collages taking elements from glossy magazine advertisements of pictures of film and music stars. All the elements of perfection are combined to form a new figure that jars with our comceptions of beauty.These works question the idea of the unified harmonic form being the only option for beauty.
A selection of four Misfits watercolours were acquired for the John Jones Contemporary Collection.
‘David's work is a highly accomplished watercolour on paper. It uses the grain of the paper and the build up of paint to create a heightened sense of familiarity within a portrait. The portraits are painted from collaged elements which, collectively handled in such a way, create a convincing sense of the particular. The use of collage to begin with, the painting of the broken, bringing it together to make it whole within the same surface gives a recognition in art that also carries a sweet but sad touch’. Sacha Craddock
Sir Peter Blake, Artist
Sacha Craddock, Art Critic
Diana Eccles, British Council
Danny Rolph, Artist