I recently visited David Northedge’s studio to see his new paintings. Having exhibited together on a number of occasions and co-curated Superunknown (Edel Assanti – 2010) I’ve had a good overview of the developments in David’s practice. Figurative elements have come and gone in recent years and the new work sees a return to an aesthetic I’d first seen whilst we meet on our BA course.
The new series of paintings Asphalt Shuffle are informed from a recent road trip through California and the veneer of Americana, bold and brash while elegant and polished. The resulting paintings are slickly layered on plexiglass with underpainting on the reverse informing the completed surface image.