David Tremlett

David Tremlett (b. 1945, UK) is a Swiss/English artist who uses sculpture, painting, and photography to engage with space and architecture. His distinctive site-specific wall drawings create a sense of movement and energy, altering the environment that they have been conceived for, either in bold, direct ways, or through subtle chromatic juxtapositions in architectural details.

His drawing on paper and collage practice explore the same themes of colour and geometry in relation to architectural forms, reduced to the bi-dimensional surface.

His works and permanent installations are present in many of the world’s most prestigious art institutions. Tremlett studied at the Birmingham College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London in the 1960s.

Selected Exhibitions

Tate Britain, London (2016, 2011 and 1972); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); Tate Modern, London (2005); Juan Miro Foundation, Mallorca (1995); Serpentine Gallery, London (1989); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1986); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1985). 

Selected Collections

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; Dallas Museum of Modern Art; Fundação De Serralves, Oporto; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Palazzo Butera, Palermo.

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