Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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David Osbaldeston

A Note Upon Imprecision

Year 2015
Medium Graphite, collage and tape on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21.1 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

David Osbaldeston:

David Osbaldeston (b. 1968) lives and works in London and Manchester. His work takes the form of installation, objects, drawing, & print media to disrupt the perception of an existing order by exploring properties of language that make it the principle framework upon which reality is understood. 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 furniture. Awards include the Chancellors’ Fellow Art/Writing residency at Edinburgh College of Art (2014 ).  Major installations include The Measure of All Things, 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.  

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David Osbaldeston's A Note about Imprecision is a humorous and thought-provoking work that is a summation of Osbaldeston’s ongoing quest to debunk the language of science and certainty.  His signature cut and paste technique and wry sense of humour creates a work that is visually rich and brain teasingly cryptic.