Form & Rhythm ( work on paper and new wall drawing) is the title of the exhibition at Noire Gallery, the first personal exhibition in Turin, in which the artist presents 12 works produced with crayons on paper and a wall drawing which engages the gallery space.
The travelling artist, David Tremlett is a globe trotter, curious about the world.
In his work he gives his interpreration of his travel experiences made up of lights, colours, architecture.
The journey becomes a phenomenological experience, a recording of shapes and sounds to ‘’create plots and rhythms, almost a stage for a story telling‘’.It is like an ontological experience, ‘’travelling is the basis of life for me’’. The Wall drawings and the geometric drawings… rectangles, trapeziods, circles, triangles, become a versatile and universal sign alphabet.
The research for a way to reduce things to a minimum and for essential quality is an integrant part of the artist’s work. ‘’ The point is to achieve a result which I consider exact and clear. This is based on colour, geometry, proportion, but behind this there is a whole world of experience which enters to become part of my work. They might be foreign countries, the purity of the African forms, the beauty of the Italian churches, people I met or more…This is my cultural baggage. If someone was to analyse a particular detail, they might be able to determine a specific influence. It is like composing music or writing : at a certain point it flows out of you and you are transported away. The original material is your story, but in creating it I try constantly to reduce what is flowing out of me. I do not accumulate. I do the opposite, I reduce the wall drawing until I arrive at the point in which I can say: good, that’s it’’.
David Tremlett, a British artist (Cornwall 1945). He studied at the Birmingham College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London. He became known on the international scene in the seventies. From the eighties he adopted wall drawings made with coloured pastels as his main means of Art expression. He exhibited his work in museums, public spaces, galleries and private property all over the world. Amongst the many places where the artist exhibited over the years, we can recall briefly:the chapel in Barolo ( Italy ), decorated together with Sol LeWitt, the English embassy in Berlin, the head of the British Council in Nairobi ( Kenya ), St. Peter’s and St. Paul ‘s church in Villenauxe-la-Grande (France), TheTate Britain (London), Opera di Casa Giulia e Palazzo Barolo, Torino (Italy).