David Inshaw

A Vision of Landscape
9 October - 7 November 2019

David Inshaw has been fascinated by the landscape ever since the early 1970s, after abandoning the Pop style of the previous decade and turning his attention to making large, meticulous paintings of the English countryside. The enigmatic Badminton Game, which made his name when purchased by the Tate in 1973, remains one his most iconic and best-loved paintings. In 1975 Inshaw co-founded the Brotherhood of Ruralists, whose members included Peter Blake. Although the group have long since disbanded, Inshaw has maintained his interest in the English landscape, and especially Wiltshire, where he has lived since 1971.

This exhibition combines recent landscape paintings with a series of new works created earlier this year, alongside a number of intricate pencil studies of chestnut and sycamore trees, and a new suite of prints. A Vision of Landscape marks five decades since his first solo exhibition, at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, in 1969.

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