Colony 6, 2006
drawing on photograph
86cm x 108cm
Graphite and coloured pencil on inkjet photograph.
John Timberlake's practice is underpinned by the legacies and practices of Conceptual art, using predominantly photography, painting and drawing. Characterised by a critical engagement with Romantic pictorialism, histories and and narratives of landscape, notions of utopia and the sublime, critics have remarked on its schizophrenic qualities and its sense of fragmentation. 'Colony 6' (2006) is part of a series of drawings on photographs which play with contrasts in scale, modernist grids and shifting perspectives.
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John Timberlake will lead a talk about TBC Artists' Collective exhibition Delineation: Contemporary Dialogues with Drawing on Saturday 30 October 2010.