Lloyd Durling, In the Snowy Hermitage, 2005, biro pen on paper, 70 x 50 cm, 27 1/2 x 19 3/4 in
Somewhere Better Than This
24 November 2006 – 5 January 2007
Private View Thursday 23 November 6 – 9 pm
Houldsworth is very pleased to also present an outstanding body of work by young British artist Lloyd Durling in gallery two.
Durling's delicate and minutely detailed biro drawings explore the way in which many artists are currently dealing with the meaning of landscape, both internal and external, within a post-historical age. The fantasy elements of the works, their magical extravagancies and gestural filigrees juxtapose the brutalised visions of humanity and environmental destruction which pervade the works on display.
The complexity of these works offers a poised view of a world that is simultaneously perfected by technology and destroyed by modern warfare and industry.
Durling studied at Birmingham College of Art and the London Institute.