ANY QUESTIONS?
FEEL FREE TO CALL US
1-800-570-6740
         
 

SUNDAY FAVOURITE
DAVID ARMSTRONG LANDSCAPES

March 17th 2013
I’ve always been drawn to these Eyestorm-published David Armstrong works but have never really written about them, so I thought it was about time as they’re a perfect subject for a spring (almost!) ‘Sunday Favourite’.

As a huge photography fan, I’m always interested to see how artists and photographers play with the medium to create something beautiful or extraordinary. At a glance, these subtly coloured photographs retain a softness and intimacy that could be mistaken for impressionist painting - their light and out-of-focus nature picking out just enough detail to make out what’s being represented. Looking at these works it’s no surprise that Armstrong originally entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as a painting major. He then switched to photography to work alongside his friend Nan Goldin, who he met when he was just 14, which led to his association with a group known as ‘The Boston School’ that included Goldin, who of course also went on to become very well known, and other photographers such as Mark Morrisroe and Jack Pierson. Their collective style was very much intimate snapshot portraiture in saturated colours, and so due to this association I guess, Armstrong began to photograph his lovers and friends, and this is the work he first received critical attention for and probably what he is best known for today. Often perfectly composed with very simple surroundings and nothing or very little else in the frame apart from the subject, these lovingly shot portraits have a painterly quality of their own.

It wasn’t until the 1990s that Armstrong began to photograph landscapes and cityscapes, like the works seen here, with a whole new way of working. In contrast to the sharpness of his portraiture, these works had a softness to them that caused the subjects - this time lights, signs, cars, trees and houses instead of people - to be reduced to a gentle blur, subtly outlining shapes just enough for them to be recognised. For me it’s the subtleness of these works that makes them so endearing; almost dream-like, their out of focus nature gives them a calming affect that’s almost reassuring. The scenes depicted could be anywhere, and so I find myself imagining they’re places I know. And it’s this connection I think that attracts me to these photographs, along with my favourite earthy tones and the peaceful stillness of nature.

See David Armstrong’s works on Eyestorm here.
ANGIE DAVEY
Creative Director
DAVID ARMSTRONG
Tree Trunk, Tivoli, Lilacs, Bovina (diptych)
 
DAVID ARMSTRONG
Bush, Tivoli, Wall, Rome (diptych)
 
RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
January 7th 2015
Lucie Bennett has created a neon piece for ‘Lights On! Streatham’, a project set up to promote local businesses along South London’s Streatham High Road - often referred to as ‘the longest high street in Europe.
October 27th 2017
Taxidermist Polly Morgan, described by Banksy as ‘Britain’s hottest bird-stuffer’, is one of the country’s most high-profile young artists. In 2005, she was an English Literature graduate working as a barmaid with a fascination for taxidermy. Today, having been spotted by Banksy, hailed by Hirst, and collected by Saatchi, she is gracing the stage of the art world’s most exclusive galleries, fairs and public museums.
PRINT EDITION RELEASE
by Angie Davey
INVESTING IN ART
by Carys Lake-edwards
November 10th 2017
Henrik Simonsen’s most recent screenprint edition, Untamed, sees the artist use the rich, heavy, warm light of late summer as influence for the colours he uses in this 15-colour screenprint.
$ 820.00
$ 1,070.00
DO YOU HAVE A DAMIEN HIRST TO SELL?
Valium
With two major exhibitions during the Venice Biennale, 2017 has been a year which has increased the awareness of Damien Hirst. With Hirst still actively releasing new print editions, many collectors focus on his earlier work from 2000 and before, such as Valium, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), Opium, Beautiful, Galactic, Exploding Screenprint (Spin) and Painting-by-Numbers.

If you have one of the above prints that you are potentially interested in selling, please do get in touch with us via the Contact page, which you can find here.
 
SELECTED BY
 
READ MORE
 
 
 
   
   
 
X | CLOSE
OUR NEWSLETTER
Sign up to our newsletter and receive our weekly news about the artworld
The American artist James Turrell is considered to be one of the world’s greatest living… https://t.co/uce3QoQHIm
‘Untamed’ is a new 15 colour screenprint by artist Henrik Simonsen. The idea for 'Untamed' came… https://t.co/moCMZiIl5v
CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Mon-Fri: 4.30am-1:00pm [EST]
US
United States
1-800-570-6740
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6:00pm [GMT]
US
Europe
+44 (0)20 3397 3676
Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6:00pm [GMT]
US
Rest of the World
+44 20 3397 3676
 
 
SHARE
SHIPPING TO COUNTRY
United States
 
PAYMENT METHODS
 

CONTEMPORARY ART IN YOUR LIFE

(c) 1999-2017 Eyestorm Artica Worldwide Ltd.

The artworld delivered to your inbox