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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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b. 1966, United Kingdom

Ian Davenport Biography

Ian Davenport is one of the most celebrated contemporary British artists. After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College of Art in London in 1988, Davenport’s work was shown in Freeze, the seminal exhibition of would-be Young British Artists curated by Damien Hirst.

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Davenport creates his distinctive paintings by pouring high-gloss paint onto his chosen surface, using heavy-duty syringes, then either leaving the flow of paint up to gravity - or tilting the work himself to create different arrangements with colour and line. After first experimenting with monochrome and more subdued tones, the artist then proceeded to work with bright, vibrant colour combinations inspired by cars, street signs, and Italian frescoes. Davenport’s preferred gloss paint allows the viewer to see their own reflection in the works, adding another dimension to the paintings.

Among his most notable works are his public commission for the Southwark Bridge, Poured Lines: Southwark, and his thirteen-metre high mural for the 2003 Days Like These exhibition at Tate Britain. Ian Davenport lives and works in London.

Davenport was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1991. His work is held in international public collections including at the Tate London; the Weltkunst Collection, Zurich; and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. Recent exhibitions of the Artist’s works have included Colourfall at Waddington Custot Galleries, London (2014); Right Now! At Mission Gallery, Wales (2015); and Ian Davenport at Dan Galeria, São Paulo (2015).

Ian Davenport Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportUntitled, 1988Oil on canvas
112.6 x 127.8 cm
Waddington Custot Enquire about this work
Evening by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportEvening, 2019Etching on Canson Edition Bright White 320 gsm
62 x 62 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery Enquire about this work
Twilight by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportTwilight, 2019Etching on Canson Edition Bright White 320 gsm
62 x 62 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery Enquire about this work
Midday by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportMidday, 2019Etching on Canson Edition Bright White 320 gsm
62 x 62 cm
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Morning by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportMorning, 2019Etching on Canson Edition Bright White 320 gsm
62 x 62 cm
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Current by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportCurrent, 2018Acrylic on aluminium mounted on aluminium panel
50.8 x 50.8 cm
Waddington Custot Enquire about this work
Neon Bang by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportNeon Bang, 2018Acrylic on paper
152.4 x 121.9 cm
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Waddington Custot
Olympia by Ian Davenport contemporary artwork
Ian DavenportOlympia, 2018Acrylic on aluminium mounted onto aluminium panel (with additional floor section)
290 x 200 cm
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Ian Davenport Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Ian Davenport, Chromatic at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
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9 January–8 February 2020 Ian Davenport Chromatic Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Interaction of Colour at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
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7 September–26 October 2019 Group Exhibition Interaction of Colour Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Ian Davenport, Colourscapes at Waddington Custot, London
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20 September–8 November 2018 Ian Davenport Colourscapes Waddington Custot, London

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Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach Ocula Report Total Abstraction: A Report From Art Basel Miami Beach By Stephanie Bailey, Miami

General consensus? This years edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach was better than the last. Everything was “more” – more vibrancy, daring choices, and a more buoyant market. The Public program at Collin’s Park was a complete success, featuring performance pieces by artists including Ryan McNamara, Mungo Thomson and David...

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Ian Davenport In Video & Audio

Ian Davenport: Fabstraction Related Video & Audio Ian Davenport: Fabstraction 4 March 2009, Alan Cristea Gallery

A short film exploring a major body of etchings and monoprints by British artist Ian Davenport, made for his 2009 exhibition, Fabstraction (4 March–17 April 2009).

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