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© the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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David Hepher is a lapidific painter: he brings the real stuff of architecture into his paintings, but beyond that, this study is layered, exploring how buildings dilapidate according to how they are lived in. It starts with a solid observation of a South London high rise on the right-hand side, where the layer of acrylic and plaster mix doesn't just describe but mimics the crust of the concrete blocks.

British Council Collection





acrylic, plaster & PVA on canvas


H 35.9 x W 76.3 cm

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purchased from Angela Flowers Gallery, 1994

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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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