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 Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

David Osbaldeston:

Born 1968 UK, David Osbaldeston lives and works in Scotland & Manchester. Graduated from MA Fine Art, Manchester (2002); and Rijksakedemie, Amsterdam (2010).

I am interested in an art that transforms materials through systems or processes in a way that questions my association to fixed forms and identities. The ongoing concern is to reconcile the world as it presents itself with the world that is conveyed through language.

Selected exhibitions include The Serving Library Collection, 019, Ghent (2020-21); Double Act, Cample Line Gallery, Thornhill (2019); Annotated Compendia, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2019); CR McBerny, Berlin/Manchester (2019); Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London (2019); The Serving Library V: David Osbaldeston at the Bonington Gallery, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2018); Maquettes, THE BLOCK, London (2018); The Practice of Theories, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017); The Top & Bottom of It, Mechanism for a Future Reference, Matt’s Gallery, London (2015); Modern History, Vol 1, 2, & 3, Curated by Lynda Morris, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, Atkinson Gallery, Southport and Bury Art Gallery, Manchester (2015); Chancellors Fellow, Residency in Art Writing, Edinburgh College of Art & Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2014); The Measure of All Things, The City Dome, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); and Inflection Sandwich, Piper Keys, London (2013).

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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.