A poetical view

Press Release: 03/12/2007

Don’t miss David Keeping’s exhibition in the view, Winchester’s visual arts space on Bridge Street. His untitled exhibition will run until January 4th 2007.

Having left Wimbledon School of Art in the early 1990’s, David embarked upon a teaching career specialising in the history of art. It was through this interaction with his students that, following a gap of some ten years or more, he returned to painting and printmaking.

The exhibition includes work completed in the last six months, using a simplified mono print technique.

David Keeping explained: “My fascination with the connections we make between words and images informed the paintings’ subject matter, whilst the work tiptoed around the practice of illustration. The large triptych was based on single found words and images sourced from a search engine whilst the smaller series is derived from a self-penned poem. Much of what I feel about the nature of image making can be summed up by the often quoted line by the Compte De Lautreamont…”

As beautiful as the unexpected meeting, on a dissection table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella”.

the view is managed and funded by Winchester City Council’s Arts Development Service with the help of artist and teacher Ali Eales, and is for the display of new work created by local people who are either studying art or are early career artists and craft makers.

If you would like more information about showing your work there or about any of the artists involved, please contact Faye Pain in the City Council’s cultural services division on 01962 848 303 or email fpain@winchester.gov.uk