FICTIONS 2016

DARYL AUSTIN
FICTIONS

2016

EXHIBITION TEXTS

The exhibition showcases a collection of recent creations by English artist Daryl Austin (b.1964). The paintings are characterized by ‘a collusive collision and fusion of painterly and photographic imagery,’ as described by the artist himself. In one of her essays, Wendy Walker showers praise on Austin’s realist paintings for their sharp details and personal appeal. By reconfiguring and recomposing the faces and shifting the backgrounds, the artist infuses his work with an element of fiction while simultaneously reanimating his historical photography imagery.