Published by Hyde & Hughes 2010
272 pages, 180 colour illustrations.
Chris Gollon: Humanity in Art is a lively and in-depth account of the life and work Chris Gollon, an artist who brings humanity in all its forms to the canvas, in works often gently ironic and markedly perceptive. Unconventional and often challenging, Gollon has breathed new direction into contemporary painting. Bringing his fascinating life peopled with musicians, enormous characters, strange occurrences, desperate lows and great successes to the canvas, he now counts amongst one of the twenty-first century’s most important, and charismatic artists. This book reveals much about Gollon’s technical innovations in both painting and printmaking, as well as providing a fascinating insight into Gollon’s vast and creative imagination. Endorsements on the book cover include:
‘Chris Gollon’s work is wonderfully provocative and inspiring and added an exciting new dimension to the Being Human project at Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study on the Palace Green world heritage site.’
Bill Bryson OBE, International author and Durham University Chancellor
‘Like [Stanley] Spencer, he dramatises the everyday in contemporary images and, depicting our clumsy, ridiculous ordinariness, brings alive for a modern, cynical audience the ghastly dissonance of this story of good and evil, sacrifice and humanity, answering on its own terms a 21st-century culture that regards the heroic as absurd.’
Critic’s Choice, Jackie Wullschlager, Chief Visual Arts Critic, Financial Times
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