David Batchelor - Candela 7/450 for the Death Star
The Temperate Palm House
27 July - 5 January 2007
Born 1955 Dundee, David Batchelor is a sculptor, artist, writer and tutor. David Batchelor's work is concerned above all things with colour and light. He combines everyday items with a range of light-industrial materials: steel shelving, commercial lightboxes, neon tubing, warehouse dollies, acrylics, plastics and so on to produce extraordinary installations which exalt the ordinary and celebrate the lurid and trashy whilst being, in themselves, often mesmerisingly beau.
‘Candela 7/450 (For the Death Star)' was a huge sculpture initially commissioned by Bloomberg LP, which was installed in the Victorian Palm House as part of the 2006 Edinburgh Art Festival (supported by Bloomberg)
He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale, "Days Like These" at Tate Britain, "Extreme Abstraction" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, "Chromosexuals" at Galleri Bouhlou in Bergen and "Amid Concrete, Clay and General Decay" at Konstfack Gallery in Stockholm. He is represented by Wilkinson Gallery London and Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh.