Automatic Shoes

Danny Rolph

Private View: Wednesday 13th January, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Exhibition Continues: 14 January – 20 February 2010

Piccadilly Arcade, London, SW1Y 6NH

Danny Rolph, Rosebery, 2009

Danny Rolph, Rosebery, 2009

For his first show at Poppy Sebire, Danny Rolph presents a new series of sapphire blue backed triplewall paintings. These new works are a continuation of Rolph’s investigation into his discourse with space. They are taking on a more direct relationship with painting's topology. The deep blue plastic ground upon which the actions occur offer up an infinite recessional space that resembles the night sky. This blue ground is where Rolph performs his analysis on forms and on colours and their ensuing drama.

Rolph’s approach to each painting’s composition has as its starting point the horizontal lines of the triplewall material; the lined structure establishes a calm to the basic plane.

Rolph effects his universe of information through collage, mixed media and paint on three layers, like a musician would plot his musical score. Reclaimed magazine cuttings of London buses and pages from colouring-in books of power rangers are some of the collaged elements that make up Bonar Law.

Bright vinyl fragments and decorative cardboard cutouts are nailed to the surface. The recurring theme of antiquated forms of transport in this painting are an intentional direct reference to motion. Scrap images of old-fashioned aircraft are paradoxically trapped in a static moment of stillness within the painting’s layers.