Contemporary artist David Wightman creates his landscape and abstract ‘target’ paintings using a systematic process that relies on craft and discipline. Landscape and abstraction intrigue Wightman as genres because they have both fallen out of favour in contemporary art discourse. His playful take on established genres that art criticism has declared as obsolete results in an homage to nostalgia and homeliness. As he puts it, ‘my work is an attempt to reclaim abstraction (and landscape) on my own terms.’
“You must spend time with Wightman’s paintings; on the surface they are beautiful and intricate, but like the layers they are made from, there is so much depth to these works – they contemplate not only artifice, but also the natural versus the man-made. His combination of craft and skill redefines genres and blurs meaning. As an emerging artist, it’s only a matter of time until David Wightman justifiably gains wider recognition.”
Cherie Federico, Editor, Aesthetica Magazine
Dec 2012 | 144 - 146 New Bond Street, London
Halcyon Gallery presents a group exhibition of work by Eve Arnold, Dale Chihuly, Bob Dylan, David LaChapelle, Santiago M...
Nov 2012 | 24 Bruton Street, London
Halcyon Gallery presents Lorenzo Quinn, The Two Sides of Nature, an exhibition of new works by the internationally renow...
Sep 2012 | 29 New Bond Street, London
Halcyon Gallery present an exhibition of contemporary art
Jun 2012 | Harrods, London
Mixed exhibition, Dashi Namdakov, David Wightman, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Mauro Perucchetti
May 2012 | Harrods, London
Exhibition by contemporary artist David Wightman
Apr 2012 | 24 Bruton Street, London
Halcyon Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of works by contemporary artist David Wightman. Showing over 15 new w...
Oct 2011 | 29 New Bond Street, London
Gallery Artists including Pedro Paricio, Lorenzo Quinn, David Wightman and Mauro Perucchetti
May 2011 | 29 New Bond Street, London
Mixed Exhibition, Halcyon Gallery 29 New Bond Street
Mar 2011 | 24 Bruton Street, London
Seeking New Landscapes is the first of a series of exhibitions to be held at Halcyon Gallery that explores traditional...More exhibitions with David Wightman »