David Osbaldeston

David Osbaldeston (b. 1968, Northampton) lives and works in London and Manchester. His work takes the form of installation, objects, drawing, & print media that aim to disrupt the perception of an existing order by exploring properties of language that make it the principle framework upon which reality is understood. Covertly humorous in tone and intention, regular subjects of interest are concerned with the material reorganisation of image and textual systems under the prevailing conditions and atomization of contemporary life. A recent solo work The Top and Bottom of It, Matt’s Gallery, London, (2015-16) involved a 'time-machine' fabricated from the contents of office furniture. This required the making of a utilitarian/optical device to view items from a previously held exhibition of etchings and screen-prints embedded in the space. Awards include the Chancellors’ Fellow Art/Writing residency at Edinburgh College of Art (2014 ).  Major installations include The Measure of All Things at The City Dome, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2014). For his first solo commission Your Answer Is Mine (2006) he produced a unique hand produced intaglio etching for a 5.5 x 3m billboard structure made specifically for the space at Matt's Gallery, London. Osbaldeston's book INFLECTION SANDWICH (2015) was made in collaboration with typographer Will Holder alongside contributions from John Russell and Jonathan P Watts. Arranged as a repeating palindrome, it is set in the artist’s self-produced font containing diagrams and images of three recent works, animations, and text.  

Last updated: 23.02.2017

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