David Webb: Interview

David Webb, Secret Seat, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 40.5 cm (courtesy of the
David Webb, Secret Seat, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 40.5 cm (courtesy of the artist)

Neill Clements interviews painter David Webb about his work and studio practice. David Webb: Fragmentarium will be on view at Dalla Rosa Gallery, London from October 11 - November 9, 2013.

Asked about what outside of art informs his work, Webb comments: "... my work for some time has taken as a point of departure my family, in particular my Grandmother. I also like flags. Mid twentieth century design and architecture. Poets, such as Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda and Robert Lowell. Travel - and residencies in particular I've got a lot out of in recent years. I am a serious football supporter and made some paintings about stadiums. I like the shapes and they were also about my childhood/family - I remembered evening games under floodlights, getting in early to see all of the red seats and the grass, the brightest green imaginable."