David Minton – 26th October to 19th November 2010

David Minton – Dead and Dying Flowers.
26th October to 19th November 2010
Open eve  26th October 7-9pm

“The realities and contradictions inherent in gradual decay of the flowers are explored through techniques which I feel both threaten and expose the danger of cliché in the subject and in the work. I am searching for a tension within potentially precious forms which will result in work reflecting its precarious nature”. David Minton

“My work is at one level a product of pleasure in technique – I enjoy the physicality of

making it. The use of tight and as I see it, elegant, sensual line provokes visual pleasure and is a means of distillation of the qualities of subject-matter; other techniques indicate alternative sensualities. Sometimes the work is ‘evidence’ of a period of physical activity, a subjective engagement which is revealed through the eye; always it struggles with the impossibility of description.  I am engaged by the qualities of the flowers that I have been drawing and painting in recent years.”

1967 Dip.A.D. 1st Class Hons Chelsea School of Art
(converted to CNAA B.A. for purposes of M.A.admission)
1969 Art Teacher’s Certificate, University of London Institute of Education. distinction in Theory and Practical.
1987 M.A. in Art and Design in Education, London University Institute of Education

Consequently I taught Art / photography in a Kent Comprehensive school and remain a firm believer in a non-selective education system.


2008 Art in Mind, Brick Lane Gallery

2009 February, Solo exhibition Sir Peter Blake Gallery Dartford Library

2009 artWorks Open Inaugural exhibition

2009 August, Solo show What If…? Gallery Dartford.

2010 29 May – 13 June Photographs at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham on Sea

I am based near Dartford, Kent.     David Minton