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David Ogle: Land/Lines

Land/Lines is a solo exhibition by artist David Ogle collating new and recent works that explore his interest in the contours, shifts and movements within the natural landscape. Using light, colour and form as his core tools, Ogle has created works that subtly draw our attention to areas that may not normally be highlighted.

Over a 3-year period (2015-17), Ogle visited numerous outdoor, remote landscapes across the UK, creating work inspired by his surroundings. Allowing the environmental conditions to form, meld and shape the work, he employed materials – including LED light, coloured smoke and glowing spheres – to create subtle interventions and experiential encounters. These artworks were then documented via photography and video to form an extensive body of work entitled Loomings.

For this exhibition, Ogle has also created two new large-scale drawings inspired by this outdoor work. Both drawings are abstract interpretations of the contours within the landscape and realised through collage and drawn line on graph paper. David Ogle’s practice incorporates drawing, sculpture, installation and new media, often working in the ‘grey area’ between different mediums. His work seeks to subtly reveal elements of spaces and landscapes that we may not usually observe.

David Ogle (b.1987) graduated from Lancaster University with a 1st class BA in Fine Art History and Practice in 2009, and an MA with a Distinction in Contemporary Arts Research in 2012. He has recently completed an AHRC funded doctoral research project at The University of Liverpool in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) maintaining his studio practice alongside academic work.

In partnership with Mark Devereux Projects.