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David Tindle retrospective reviewed in The Observer

November 20, 2016

The Redfern Gallery was pleased to read that the David Tindle RA retrospective at Huddersfield Art Gallery has received a 5-star review from Rachel Cooke, of The Observer (20 November). Referring to the early work, Cooke describes how "Freud exerts a clear hold on the wondrously detailed Mother and Child (1954, oil on board)", while "the more abstract Paddington (1961, oil and sand on canvas) links to Frank Auerbach’s work of the same period. But already Tindle’s paintings have an extraordinary presence: there is something sacramental about the arrangement of the objects in his still lifes." In particular, Cooke describes Broken Egg Shell (1954, oil on board) as "an extraordinary picture ... a study in beauty, light and shadow". Of the landscapes of the 1970s, painted in egg tempera, Cooke comments how these scenes possess an "atmosphere, lush yet spectral, that hangs in the mind like mist". The exhibition continues until 4 February 2017.